Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography

W. W. Norton & Company - A seminal biography, essential reading for anyone studying the philosophy of history's most enigmatic and fascinating thinker. Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! In the first new biography in decades, religion, Rüdiger Safranski, re-creates the anguished life of Nietzsche while simultaneously assessing the philosophical implications of his morality, one of the foremost living Nietzsche scholars, and art.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. As groundbreaking as it will be long-lasting, this biography offers a brilliant, multifaceted portrait of a towering figure. Struggling to break away from the oppressive burdens of the past, Nietzsche invented a unique philosophy based on compulsive self-consciousness and constant self-revision.

Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography - Tracking provided on most orders. No other modern philosopher has proved as influential as Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900 and none is as poorly understood. Isbn13: 9780393323801.

Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil

Harvard University Press - Written by a master of heidegger's philosophy, the book is one of the best introductions to the thought and to the life and times of the greatest German philosopher of the century. The story of heidegger's life and philosophy, a quintessentially German story in which good and evil, brilliance and blindness are inextricably entwined and the passions and disasters of a whole century come into play, is told in this brilliant biography.

Heidegger grew up in catholic Germany where, for a chance at pursuing a life of learning, he pledged himself to the priesthood. One of the century's greatest philosophers, no foucault, without whom there would be no Sartre, no Frankfurt School, Martin Heidegger was also a man of great failures and flaws, a Faustus who made a pact with the devil of his time, Adolf Hitler.

Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil - Rüdiger safranski chronicles heidegger's rise along with the thought he honed on the way, with its debt to Heraclitus, and Kant, Plato, and its tragic susceptibility to the conservatism that emerged out of the nightmare of Germany's loss in World War I. Soon he turned apostate and sought a university position, which set him on the path to becoming the star of German philosophy in the 1920s.

A chronicle of ideas and of personal commitments and betrayals, Safranski's biography combines clear accounts of the philosophy that won Heidegger eternal renown with the fascinating details of the loves and lapses that tripped up this powerful intellectual. The best intellectual biography of heidegger ever written and a best-seller in Germany, Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil does not shy away from full coverage of Heidegger's shameful transformation into a propagandist for the National Socialist regime; nor does it allow this aspect of his career to obscure his accomplishments.

Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future

Vintage - This translation by walter kaufmann has become the standard one, for accuracy and fidelity to the eccentricities and grace of the style of the original. The translation is based on the only edition Nietzsche himself published, and all variant reading in later editions. This volume offers an inclusive index of subjects and persons, as well as a running footnote commentary on the text.

Represents Nietzsche's attempt to sum up his philosophy. Vintage. In nine parts the book is designed to give the reader a comprehensive idea of nietzsche's thought and style:  they span "The Prejudices of Philsophers, morals, "Our Virtues, " "The Free Spirit, scholarship, " religion, " and "What Is Noble, " "Peoples and Fatherlands, " as well as epigrams and a concluding poem.

Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future - Beyond good and evil is one of the most remarkable and influential books of the nineteenth century.

Schopenhauer and the Wild Years of Philosophy

Harvard University Press - This richly detailed biography of a key figure in nineteenth-century philosophy pays equal attention to the life and to the work of Arthur Schopenhauer. Writers from nietzsche to Samuel Beckett have responded to Schopenhauer’s refusal to seek salvation through history. The first biography of schopenhauer to appear in english in this century, Schopenhauer and the Wild Years of Philosophy succeeds in bringing to life an intriguing figure in philosophy and the intellectual battles of his time, whose consequences still shape our world.

. Rüdiger safranski places this visionary skeptic in the context of his philosophical predecessors and contemporaries Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel―and explores the sources of his profound alienation from their “secularized religion of reason. He also provides a narrative of schopenhauer’s personal and family life that reads like a romantic novel: the struggle to break free from a domineering father, The World as Will and Representation, the loneliness and despair when his major philosophical work, the attempt to come to terms with his mother’s literary and social success she was a well-known writer and a member of Goethe’s Weimar circle, was ignored by the academy.

Schopenhauer and the Wild Years of Philosophy - After the disillusionments and failures of 1848, his work was rediscovered by philosophers and literary figures. Along the way safranski portrays the rich culture of Goethe’s Weimar, Hegel’s Berlin, and other centers of German literary and intellectual life. When schopenhauer first proposed his philosophy of “weeping and gnashing of teeth, ” during the heady “wild years” of Romantic idealism, it found few followers.

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I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Nietzsche

Tim Duggan Books - New york times editors' choicea groundbreaking new biography of philosophy’s greatest iconoclast Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most enigmatic figures in philosophy, and his concepts—the Übermensch, the will to power, slave morality—have fundamentally reshaped our understanding of the human condition.

I am dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand history's most misunderstood philosopher. But what do most people really know of nietzsche—beyond the mustache, and deeply troubled man, ayn rand, and in this vividly compelling, myth-shattering biography, and the lingering association with nihilism and fascism? Where do we place a thinker who was equally beloved by Albert Camus, the scowl, eccentric, Martin Buber, and Adolf Hitler? Nietzsche wrote that all philosophy is autobiographical, Sue Prideaux brings readers into the world of this brilliant, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work.

I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Nietzsche - Used book in Good Condition. She also produces unforgettable portraits of the people who were most important to him, including Richard and Cosima Wagner, Lou Salomé, the femme fatale who broke his heart; and his sister Elizabeth, a rabid German nationalist and anti-Semite who manipulated his texts and turned the Nietzsche archive into a destination for Nazi ideologues.

Vintage. From his placid, and heart-breaking descent into madness, devoutly Christian upbringing—overshadowed by the mysterious death of his father—through his teaching career, lonely philosophizing on high mountains, Prideaux documents Nietzsche’s intellectual and emotional life with a novelist’s insight and sensitivity.

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art

Liveright - Drawing upon the trove of letters, and notebooks goethe left behind, diaries, as well as correspondence and criticism from Goethe’s contemporaries, Safranski weaves a rich tale of Europe in the throes of revolution and of the man whose ideas heralded a new era. Safranski’s monumental biography is a careful survey of Goethe’s wide-ranging genius.

Schoolboys dressed like his fictional characters. Indeed, goethe’s unparalleled literary output would come to define the Romantic age. Rüdiger safranski’s goethe: life as a work of Art is the first definitive biography in a generation to tell the larger-than-life story of the writer considered to be the Shakespeare of German literature.

Liveright. A literary celebrity by the age of twenty-five, composers, Goethe, who was born in Frankfurt in 1749, politicians, attracted the adulation and respect of the greatest scientists, and philosophers of his day. This sterling biography of germany’s greatest writer presents Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as if we are seeing him for the first time.

The work of johann wolfgang von Goethe has reverberated through two and a half centuries, altering the course of literature in ways both grand and intimate. He was an astoundingly prolific writer, from poetry to scientific treatises, a master of many genres, from novels like the tragic Sorrows of Young Werther to dramatic works like Faust.

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art - With grace and nuance, safranski crafts a portrait of Goethe’s inner life that illuminates both his written work and the turmoil and triumphs of his era. Beyond his incredible literary gifts, Goethe was intensely interested in natural science and took seriously his official post as a statesman, working tirelessly to ensure that the working poor received wages and daily bread.

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art

Liveright - Johann wolfgang von goethe 1749–1832, and―as rüdiger safranksi emphasizes―a statesman and naturalist, playwright, a remarkably prolific poet, novelist, first awakened not only a burgeoning German nation but the European continent with his electrifying novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. Liveright.

Safranski has scoured goethe’s entire oeuvre, relying exclusively on primary sources, including his correspondence with contemporaries, to produce a “fresh and authentic” Economist portrait of the avatar of the Romantic era. Vintage. This “splendid biography” wall Street Journal of Goethe presents his life and work as an essential touchstone for the modern age.

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art - Skillfully blending “artistic analysis with swift, sharp renderings” of the great political and intellectual figures Goethe encountered, “Safranski’s portrait of the prolific genius leaves the reader with lasting awe, even envy” of a monumental legacy The New Yorker. As safranski ultimately shows, Goethe’s greatest creation, even in comparison to his masterpiece Faust, was his own life.

A masterful intellectual portrait, goethe: Life as a Work of Art is celebrated as the seminal twenty-first-century biography of the writer considered to be the Shakespeare of German literature. Used book in Good Condition.

Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Kaag sets off for the swiss peaks above Sils Maria where Nietzsche wrote his landmark work Thus Spoke Zarathustra. One of lit hub's 15 books you should read in september and one of outside's best books of falla revelatory alpine journey in the spirit of the great Romantic thinker Friedrich NietzscheHiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are is a tale of two philosophical journeys―one made by John Kaag as an introspective young man of nineteen, the other seventeen years later, in radically different circumstances: he is now a husband and father, and his wife and small child are in tow.

A stimulating book about combating despair and complacency with searching reflection. Heller mcAlpin, NPR. Org named a best book of 2018 by NPR. Used book in Good Condition. It is in the process of climbing, that one has the chance, in Nietzsche’s words, and through the inevitable missteps, to “become who you are.

Vintage. Bold, and rich with insight, intimate, Hiking with Nietzsche is about defeating complacency, balancing sanity and madness, and coming to grips with the unobtainable. Both of kaag’s journeys are made in search of the wisdom at the core of Nietzsche’s philosophy, yet they deliver him to radically different interpretations and, more crucially, revelations about the human condition.

Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are - Just as kaag’s acclaimed debut, seamlessly wove together his philosophical discoveries with his search for meaning, American Philosophy: A Love Story, Hiking with Nietzsche is a fascinating exploration not only of Nietzsche’s ideals but of how his experience of living relates to us as individuals in the twenty-first century.

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist Princeton Classics

Princeton University Press - He also presented nietzsche as a pioneer of modern psychology and argued that a key to understanding his overall philosophy is to see it as a reaction against Christianity. When walter kaufmann wrote it in the immediate aftermath of World War II, part proto-Nazi, most scholars outside Germany viewed Nietzsche as part madman, and almost wholly unphilosophical.

Without ignoring or downplaying the ugliness of many of Nietzsche's proclamations, he set them in the context of his work as a whole and of the counterexamples yielded by a responsible reading of his books. Vintage. This classic is the benchmark against which all modern books about Nietzsche are measured.

Many scholars in the past half century have taken issue with some of Kaufmann's interpretations, but the book ranks as one of the most influential accounts ever written of any major Western thinker. Kaufmann rehabilitated Nietzsche nearly single-handedly, presenting his works as one of the great achievements of Western philosophy.

More positively, he presented nietzsche's ideas about power as one of the great accomplishments of modern philosophy, arguing that his conception of the "will to power" was not a crude apology for ruthless self-assertion but must be linked to Nietzsche's equally profound ideas about sublimation. Used book in Good Condition.

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist Princeton Classics - Featuring a new foreword by alexander nehamas, this Princeton Classics edition of Nietzsche introduces a new generation of readers to one the most influential accounts ever written of any major Western thinker. Responding to the powerful myths and countermyths that had sprung up around Nietzsche, Kaufmann offered a patient, evenhanded account of his life and works, and of the uses and abuses to which subsequent generations had put his ideas.

The Portable Nietzsche Portable Library

Penguin Books - Liveright. Used book in Good Condition. As walter kaufmann, “few writers in any age were so full of ideas, notes in his introduction, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, ” and few writers have been so consistently misinterpreted. In addition, kaufmann brings together selections from his other books, and letters, notes, to give a full picture of Nietzsche’s development, versatility, and inexhaustibility.

The works of friedrich nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. The portable nietzsche includes kaufmann’s definitive translations of the complete and unabridged texts of Nietzsche’s four major works: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

The Portable Nietzsche Portable Library - Penguin Books. In this volume, and misunderstood writers in Western, passionate, one may very conveniently have a rich review of one of the most sensitive, or any, literature. Newsweek Vintage.

On the Genealogy of Morality

Hackett Publishing - The translation strives not only to communicate a sense of Nietzsche’s style but also to convey his meaning accurately―and thus to be an important advance on previous translations of this work. This new edition is the product of a collaboration between a Germanist and a philosopher who is also a Nietzsche scholar.

Liveright. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. A superb set of notes ensures that Clark and Swensen's Genealogy will become the new edition of choice for classroom use.