The Will to Power

The Will to Power

by Friedrich Nietzsche

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ISBN-13: 9781722140663
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Pages: 524
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)

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German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) ranks among the most influential of modern thinkers. His explorations of the motives underlying Western philosophy, religion, and morality have exercised a profound effect on generations of writers, theologians, philosophers, and psychologists. Although Nietzsche was strongly opposed to nationalism and anti-Semitism, his works were appropriated by Fascists to support the very concepts he deplored.

Table of Contents

Chronology vii

Introduction xi

Note on the Text and Translation xxvii

Further Reading xxxv

The Will to Power

Preface 7

Book I European Nihilism

1 Nihilism 15

2 On the History of European Nihilism 49

Book II Critique of the Highest Values Hitherto

1 Critique of Religion 91

2 Critique of Morality 159

3 Critique of Philosophy 239

Book III Principle of a New Determination of Values

1 The Will to Power as Knowledge 281

2 The Will to Power in Nature 355

3 The Will to Power as Society and Individual 407

4 The Will to Power as Art 447

Book IV Discipline and Cultivation

1 Hierarchy 489

2 Dionysus 553

3 The Eternal Recurrence 579

Notes 587

Concordance 627

Name Index 643

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The Will to Power (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
sfisk on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Not one of his best, but still deserves merit
jwhenderson on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is the posthumous collection of Nierzsche's miscellaneous writings. While presenting some of his thoughts on the title subject among others, the book does not have the imprimatur of the original author and has been used in ways antithetical to the Nietzsche's original life project.
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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.