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The Nietzsche Reader

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9780631226543

ISBN10:
0631226540
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Pub. Date:
2/6/2006
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Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

The Nietzsche Reader brings together in one volume substantial selections from the entire body of Nietzsche's writings, together with illuminating commentary on Nietzsche's life and importance, and introductions to his major works and philosophical ideas. - Includes selections from all the major texts, including The Birth of Tragedy, The Gay Science, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, The Anti-Christ, and Ecce Homo - Offers new translations of key pieces from Nietzsche's unpublished "Lenzer Heide" notebook - Provides a wealth of pedagogical features, such as editorial sections on Nietzsche's life and importance, an opening introduction to his philosophical ideas, introductions to each major section, and a comprehensive guide to further reading

Author Biography

Keith Ansell Pearson holds a Personal Chair in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He co-founded the Friedrich Nietzsche Society and is renowned for his work on Nietzsche, Bergson, and Deleuze. He recently edited A Companion to Nietzsche (Blackwell, 2005).


Duncan Large is Senior Lecturer in German at University of Wales Swansea and former Chairman of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. He is author of Nietzsche and Proust: A Comparative Study (2001), and translator and editor of both Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols (1998) and Sarah Kofman’s Nietzsche and Metaphor (1993).

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiv
Abbreviations xvii
General Introduction xviii
A Chronology of Friedrich Nietzsche xli
Part I Beginnings 1(30)
Introduction
3(28)
1 Fate and History: Thoughts (1862)
12(4)
2 Freedom of Will and Fate (1862)
16(2)
3 My Life (1863)
18(3)
4 On Moods (1864)
21(3)
5 On Schopenhauer (1868)
24(7)
Part II Early Writings 31(120)
Introduction
33(81)
6 The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music (1872)
42(46)
7 The Greek State (1871-2)
88(7)
8 Homer's Contest (1872)
95(6)
9 Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks (1873)
101(13)
10 On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense (1873)
114(10)
11 On the Utility and Liability of History for Life (1874)
124(18)
12 Schopenhauer as Educator (1874)
142(9)
Part III The Middle Period 151(92)
Introduction
153(8)
13 Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits, volume 1 (1878)
161(30)
Section 1: Of First and Last Things
161(9)
Section 2: On the History of Moral Feelings
170(9)
Section 4: From the Soul of Artists and Writers
179(1)
Section 5: Signs of Higher and Lower Culture
180(3)
Section 8: A Look at the State
183(4)
Section 9: Man Alone with Himself
187(4)
14 Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality (1881)
191(16)
Book I
191(5)
Book II
196(5)
Book III
201(4)
Book V
205(2)
15 The Gay Science (1882)
207(31)
Book I
207(5)
Book II
212(7)
Book III
219(7)
Book IV
226(12)
16 Notes from 1881
238(5)
Part IV Thus Spoke Zarathustra 243(50)
Introduction
245(9)
17 Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One (1883-5)
254(39)
Zarathustra's Prologue
254(9)
Zarathustra's Discourses
263(1)
Part I:
Of the Three Metamorphoses
263(1)
Of the Despisers of the Body
264(1)
Of the Thousand and One Goals
265(2)
Of the Bestowing Virtue
267(3)
Part II:
Of Self-Overcoming
270(2)
Of Immaculate Perception
272(2)
Of Redemption
274(3)
Part III:
Of the Vision and the Riddle
277(3)
Of the Spirit of Gravity
280(2)
The Convalescent
282(4)
Part IV:
The Sleepwalker's Song
286(5)
The Sign
291(2)
Part V The Later Writings 293(232)
1886-1887
295(142)
Introduction
297(14)
18 Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (1886)
311(51)
Preface
311(1)
Section 1: On the Prejudices of Philosophers
312(12)
Section 2: The Free Spirit
324(8)
Section 3: The Religious Disposition
332(4)
Section 4: Epigrams and Interludes
336(3)
Section 5: Towards a Natural History of Morals
339(5)
Section 6: We Scholars
344(3)
Section 7: Our Virtues
347(3)
Section 8: Peoples and Fatherlands
350(4)
Section 9: What Is Noble?
354(8)
19 The Gay Science, Book V (1887)
362(23)
20 European Nihilism (1887)
385(5)
21 On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemic (1887)
390(49)
Preface
390(5)
First Essay: "Good and Evil," "Good and Bad"
395(13)
Second Essay: "Guilt," "Bad Conscience," and Related Matters
408(16)
Third Essay: What Do Ascetic Ideals Mean?
424(13)
1888-1889
437(88)
Introduction
439(12)
22 The Case of Wagner: A Musicians' Problem (1888)
451(5)
23 Twilight of the Idols; or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer (1888)
456(30)
Maxims and Barbs
456(2)
The Problem of Socrates
458(4)
"Reason" in Philosophy
462(2)
How the "Real World" Finally Became a Fable
464(1)
Morality as Anti-Nature
465(3)
The Four Great Errors
468(5)
The "Improvers" of Humanity
473(1)
Reconnaissance Raids of an Untimely Man
473(10)
What I Owe the Ancients
483(3)
24 The Anti-Christ: Curse on Christianity (1888)
486(14)
25 Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is (1888)
500(17)
Foreword
500(2)
Why I Am So Wise
502(4)
Why I Am So Clever
506(3)
Why I Write Such Good Books
509(5)
Why I Am a Destiny
514(3)
26 Four Letters (1888-9)
517(8)
To Georg Brandes, April 10, 1888
517(2)
To Karl Knortz, June 21, 1888
519(1)
To Franz Overbeck, October 18, 1888
520(1)
To Jacob Burckhardt, January 6, 1889
521(4)
A Guide to Further Reading 525(20)
Index 545


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