by John Armstrong


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Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, poet and cultural critic. He is best known for his controversial idea of ‘life affirmation’ that challenged traditional morality and all doctrines. Born in 1844 outside Leipzig, Germany, his teachings inspired people in all walks of life, from dancers and poets to psychologists and social revolutionaries. Here you will find insights from his greatest works.The School of Life takes a great thinker and highlights those ideas most relevant to ordinary, everyday dilemmas. These books emphasize ways in which wise voices from the past have urgently important and inspiring things to tell us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605986753
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 02/15/2015
Series: Great Thinkers on Modern Life Series
Pages: 116
Sales rank: 1,200,605
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

John Armstrong, philosopher and author, has previously published a number of books, including In Search of Civilization (Graywolf Press) and Love, Life, and Goethe (FSG). He lives in Melbourne.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 How to Find Your Best Self 7

2 On Visiting the Pyramids 19

3 Dealing with Conflict 33

4 The Troubled Path to Freedom and Maturity 39

5 On Changing One's Mind 49

6 The Merits of Shock Therapy 59

7 Be a Noble Not a Slave 73

8 Don't Pull Your Punches 83

Conclusion: On Keeping a Notebook 89

Homework 101

Acknowledgements 109

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