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Twilight of the Idols. Nietzsche's own unabashed appraisal of the last work intended to serve as a short introduction to the whole of his philosophy, and the most synoptic of all his books, bristles with a register of vocabulary derived from physiology, pathology, symptomatalogy and medicine. This new translation is supplemented by an introduction and extensive notes, which provide close analysis of a highly condensed work.
|Note on the Translation|
|A Chronology of Friedrich Nietzsche|
|I||Maxims and Barbs||5|
|II||The Problem of Socrates||11|
|III||'Reason' in Philosophy||16|
|IV||How the 'Real World' Finally Became a Fable||20|
|V||Morality as Anti-Nature||21|
|VI||The Four Great Errors||26|
|VII||The 'Improvers' of Humanity||33|
|VIII||What the Germans Lack||37|
|IX||Reconnaissance Raids of an Untimely Man||43|
|X||What I Owe the Ancients||76|
|XI||The Hammer Speaks||82|
Posted August 5, 2006
The section of this book called 'Maxims and Arrows' begins what will be considered as Nietzsche's attacks on morality as it stands with intellectual and psychological use of aphorisms. He also directs his attacks on Plato (or Socrates). Another chapter called 'Morality as Anti-Nature' forces the reader to defend the truths that has been forced upon us through radical Christians. After reading about 'The Four Great Errors' your perpective on what we are really at fault should change your viewpoint on life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 31, 2001
I do believe this is one of the most influencial books i have ever read. It's very powerful in it's willingness to contradict the layed out beliefs of Christianity and German philosophy. It is impossible to ignore the points made to make the reader less oblivious to the ties that hold us down from what we could know and be. These ideas are seen at first as ingorance, but then transfuse to truths beyond morals, such as that of the Church, the Religion, and the philosophy of endless demiurge. I enjoyed this thouroughly, and recommend it to any first time reader of Nietzsche.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.