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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872203549
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 454,886
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Duncan Large is Lecturer in German at the University of Wales, Swansea.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
Note on the Translation
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Friedrich Nietzsche
Foreword 3
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
Explanatory Notes 83
Index 112
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2006

    Excellent

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2001

    In plain words: The old truth is coming to an end

    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.

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