By Friedrich Nietzsche

R. J. Hollingdale’s choice buildings Nietzsche’s writings in accordance with topic to offer the fullest attainable feel of the intensity and scope of this notable writer.

The literary profession of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) spanned below 20 years, yet no quarter of highbrow inquiry used to be left untouched via his iconoclastic genius. The thinker who introduced the demise of God within the homosexual technological know-how (1882) and went directly to problem the Christian code of morality in past solid and Evil (1886), grappled with the basic problems with the human in his personal extreme autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). so much infamous of all, maybe, his suggestion of the triumphantly transgressive übermann (‘superman’) is built within the severe, but poetic phrases of hence Spake Zarathustra (1883–92). even if addressing traditional Western philosophy or breaking new floor, Nietzsche enormously prolonged the bounds of nineteenth-century notion.

Show description

Read or Download A Nietzsche Reader PDF

Best existentialism books

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

"Kaufmann: Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

Existentialism isn't really a philosophy yet a label for numerous largely different
revolts opposed to conventional philosophy. lots of the residing "existentialists"
have repudiated this label, and a bewildered outsider may possibly good conclude
that the single factor they've got in universal is a marked aversion for each
other. so as to add to the confusion, many writers of the earlier have frequently
been hailed as participants of this flow, and this can be very doubtful
whether they might have preferred the corporate to which they are
consigned. In view of this, it'd be argued that the label
"existentialism" must be deserted altogether.
Certainly, existentialism isn't a college of idea nor reducible to any
set of tenets. the 3 writers who seem always on each checklist of
"existentialists'' Jaspers, Heidegger, and Sartre-are no longer in contract on
essentials. Such alleged precursors as Pascal and Kierkegaard differed
from all 3 males by means of being committed Christians; and Pascal used to be a
Catholic of varieties whereas Kierkegaard used to be a Protestant's Protestant. If, as is
often performed, Nietzsche and Dostoevsky are incorporated within the fold, we must
make room for an impassioned anti-Christian and a fair extra fanatical
Greek-Orthodox Russian imperialist. by the point we contemplate adding
Rilke, Kafka, and Camus, it turns into undeniable that one crucial feature
shared via some of these males is their perfervid individualism. "

The Imaginary: A Phenomenological Psychology of the Imagination

A cornerstone of Sartre’s philosophy, The Imaginary was once first released in 1940. Sartre had turn into familiar with the philosophy of Edmund Husserl in Berlin and used to be eager about his concept of the 'intentionality of consciousness' as a key to the puzzle of lifestyles. in contrast historical past, The Imaginary crystallized Sartre's worldview and inventive imaginative and prescient.

Discovering Existence with Husserl

As a disciple of Husserl, Emmanuel Lavinas used to be some of the most self reliant and unique interpreters, attesting to the fruitfulness of Husserl's phenomenology and the various paths of proposal it brought. In amassing the vast majority of Levinas's articles on Husserlian phenomenology, this quantity gathers jointly a wealth of exposition and interpretation by way of one of many extra vital ecu philosophers of the twentieth century .

New approaches to Neo-Kantianism

After the death of German Idealism, Neo-Kantianism flourished because the defining philosophical flow of Continental Europe from the 1860s until eventually the Weimar Republic. This choice of new essays by way of individual students bargains a clean exam of the various and enduring contributions that Neo-Kantianism has made to a various variety of philosophical topics.

Additional resources for A Nietzsche Reader

Example text

In some traditions, the whole has been conceived of as process, in others, it has been regarded as a kind of universal substance or being. The study of the cosmos in the West is often identified with metaphysics, a word which in itself is already laden with assumptions, for it suggests that this wholeness is predicated on something beyond the physical and sensual world. In the late modern and postmodern era, the idea of metaphysics has come under assault at numerous levels, prompting many philosophers to sound its death knell.

In the late modern and postmodern era, the idea of metaphysics has come under assault at numerous levels, prompting many philosophers to sound its death knell. It has been maligned both for its escapism and reductionism. Plato, who is considered the father of metaphysics, posited a doctrine which holds that permanent and unchanging ideas constitute the essence and truth underlying a more ephemeral reality. The task of the philosopher is to try to approach the timeless structures that both generate and make sense of the cosmos.

In Chinese philosophy, it is the notion of permanence, rather than change that is illusory and any attempt to render the ever changing immutable is seen as a testament to human frailty or ignorance. However, this does not mean that Chinese philosophers 24 Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Daoist Thought describe a world that is in constant tumult. Change, rather than being a source of upheaval is a process of harmonization: “The nature of the Creative is movement. Through movement it unites with ease what is divided.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.34 of 5 – based on 4 votes