Twilight of the Idols: Or How to Philosophize with a Hammer / Edition 1

Twilight of the Idols: Or How to Philosophize with a Hammer / Edition 1

by Friedrich Nietzsche
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872203549

ISBN-13: 9780872203549

Pub. Date: 03/01/1997

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Twilight of the Idols, which deals with what we worship and why, presents a vivid overview of many of Nietzsche's mature ideas - including his attack on Plato's Socrates and on the Platonic legacy in Western philosophy and culture - and anticipates his projected revaluation of all values. Accompanied by a fascinating Introduction by Tracy Strong, Richard Polt's new…  See more details below

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Twilight of the Idols, which deals with what we worship and why, presents a vivid overview of many of Nietzsche's mature ideas - including his attack on Plato's Socrates and on the Platonic legacy in Western philosophy and culture - and anticipates his projected revaluation of all values. Accompanied by a fascinating Introduction by Tracy Strong, Richard Polt's new translation faithfully and beautifully renders this highly formal, even musical, late work of Nietzsche's, which Nietzsche characterized as "a very sharp, precise and quick digest of my essential philosophical heterodoxies," and which offers such an excellent introduction to his thought. Includes select bibliography, notes, and index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872203549
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
410,209
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
Note on the Translation
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Friedrich Nietzsche
Foreword3
IMaxims and Barbs5
IIThe Problem of Socrates11
III'Reason' in Philosophy16
IVHow the 'Real World' Finally Became a Fable20
VMorality as Anti-Nature21
VIThe Four Great Errors26
VIIThe 'Improvers' of Humanity33
VIIIWhat the Germans Lack37
IXReconnaissance Raids of an Untimely Man43
XWhat I Owe the Ancients76
XIThe Hammer Speaks82
Explanatory Notes83
Index112

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