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The Will to Power (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
     

The Will to Power (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Friedrich Nietzsche
 

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If there are still such things, in this ironic postmodern age, as "dangerous thoughts," surely no book is more overflowing with them than Friedrich Nietzsche's Will to Power. No other great work of recent literature has heralded the decline of modern Western civilization as emphatically. In The Will to Power many of Nietzsche's fundamental insights are

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If there are still such things, in this ironic postmodern age, as "dangerous thoughts," surely no book is more overflowing with them than Friedrich Nietzsche's Will to Power. No other great work of recent literature has heralded the decline of modern Western civilization as emphatically. In The Will to Power many of Nietzsche's fundamental insights are encountered as they first inspired the thinker and as he first wrestled them into words. Moreover, Nietzsche's central theme of nihilism-the uncanny and pervasive feeling that life is devoid of all meaning, purpose, and value-is subjected here to a more thoroughgoing and multifaceted examination than can be found anywhere in his finished writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411428348
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
313,322
File size:
912 KB

Meet the Author

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born in the village of Röcken in Saxony on October 15, 1844. Nietzsche, whose father was a Lutheran pastor, spent a year as a theology student at the University of Bonn, then in 1865, before studying classical philology at the University of Leipzig. Despite poor health and desperate loneliness, Nietzsche managed to produce a book (or a book-length supplement to an earlier publication) every year from 1878 to 1887. In early January 1889, he collapsed in the street in Turin, Italy, confused and incoherent. He spent the last eleven years of his life institutionalized or under the care of his family.


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The Will to Power (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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RichardRW More than 1 year ago
This book is a comprehensive collection of Freidrich's thought, presented as unfinished thoughts and ideas. Nietzsche made a name for himself through creating rock-hard, crystal clear aphorisms. This work, however, represents an assemblage of so many "lumps of coal". For those wanting to witness the genesis process of true genius, this work is invaluable. Also, it is more understandable for the layman than his somewhat obscure poetry (Zarathustra).
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Guest More than 1 year ago
nietzsche's 'will to power' is an excellent book, because not only does it offer tons of exclusive material, but its an excellent primer to familiarize yourself with nietzsche and his philosophy. it was the first book i got from him, excellent excellent read. i reccomend it to anyone interested in philosophy or someone who wants to try and understand philosophy. 'the will to power' is in my opinion, the least vague book nietzsche has written, in each essay, he is usually directly on topic, and will get to the point very quickly. which in some of his other works, his central ideas are masked by pages of sometimes irrelevant material. nonetheless, nietzsche was genius.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains a huge amount fo unpublished material form Nietzsche's notebooks. Not only do the passages outline Nietzsche's basic philosophy, but it also contains passages that build upon it -- many passages that Nietzsche never got to publish.