Thoughts out of season /
Friedrich Nietzsche ; translated by Anthony M. Ludovici.
3rd ed. --
London : T.N. Foulis, 1914-1915.
2 v. ; 24 cm.
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London : T.N. Foulis, 1914-1915.
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pt. 1. David Strauss, the confessor and the writer. Richard Wagner in Bayreuth.--pt. 2. The use and abuse of history. Schopenhauer as educator.
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Translation of Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen.
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Hollingdale's translation of this vintage Nietzche aphoristic work, like his earlier translations of Nietzsche's other works, is a significant improvement over previous translations. This one-volume polished translation of Menschliches, Allzumenschliches (1878) surpasses the early 20th-century translation of Helen Zimmern and Paul V. Cohn (2v., 1909-1911), providing convenient access to this ``book for free spirits.'' The introduction by Erich Heller is fair, but misleading on two points: he avers that Nietzsche preserved Schopenhauer's metaphysics of will and that, in this string of aphorisms, he embraced ``scientism.'' What Nietzsche's book expresses is what he called, in a letter, a ``new r;eealism.'' This term refers to his friend Paul R;ee, whose Psychologische Beobachtung (1875) inspired and informed his own psychological observations on ``moral sensations,'' religion, social existence, morality, and human behavior. Moreover, Nietzsche is not engaged in scientism, but in a naturalistic study of human nature that occasionally anticipates some of the views of psychoanalysis. Not all of Nietzsche's aphorisms are on target and sometimes his Olympian wisdom becomes a bit overweening. However, his psychological insights are cutting and illuminating. What is apparent is a highly civilized sensibility acutely aware of the twists and turns of the human mind. Not to be read straight through, this book is to be read slowly, put down, then read again. Highly recommended for college libraries.-G.J. Stack, SUNY College at Brockport
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Nietzsche's remarkable collection of aphorisms, presented with a new introduction by Richard Schacht.
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"" This English translation-- the first since 1909-- restores "Human, All Too Human" to its proper central position in the Nietzsche canon. First published in 1878, the book marks the philosophical coming of age of Friedrich Nietzsche. In it he rejects the romanticism of his early work, influenced by Wagner and Schopenhauer, and looks to enlightened reason and science. The "Free Spirit" enters, untrammeled by all accepted conventions, a precursor of Zarathustra. The result is 638 stunning aphorisms about everything under and above the sun.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Beginning to Be Nietzschep. ix
Introductionp. xxi
Prefacep. 3
of First and Last Thingsp. 13
on the History of Moral Feelingsp. 39
Religious Lifep. 77
from the Soul of Artists and Writersp. 103
Signs of Higher and Lower Culturep. 138
Man in Societyp. 176
Woman and Childp. 195
a Look at the Statep. 210
Man Alone with Himselfp. 234
Among Friends an Epiloguep. 268
Indexp. 269
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