Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Introduction by Peter Gay Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche's most important works, from his first book to his la Introduction by Peter Gay Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camu...

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Title:Basic Writings of Nietzsche
Author:Friedrich Nietzsche
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Genres:Philosophy
ISBN:The Basic Writings of Nietzsche
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:862 pages pages

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  • Jee Koh
    Aug 13, 2009
    This book collects together "The Birth of Tragedy," "Beyond Good and Evil," "On the Genealogy of Morals," "The Case of Wagner," "Ecce Homo" as well as seventy-five aphorisms from "Human, All-Too-Human," "Mixed Opinions and Maxims," "The Wanderer and His Shadow," "The Dawn," and "The Ga...
  • Eric Hertenstein
    Jun 22, 2007
    Nietzsche is nothing if not provocative. And you've got to read this stuff with a critical mind to it - if you're just trying to accept it all you'll get angry pretty quick. But Nietzsche is pretty much trying to break down the ways in which acceptance and complacence were institution...
  • Vanja Antonijevic
    Dec 23, 2007
    First, a note about the collection itself. It includes Nietzsche?s: ?The Birth of Tragedy?, ?Beyond Good and Evil?, ?On the Genealogy of Morals?, ?Case of Wagner?, and ?Ecce Homo?. These are all excellent books, and the first three may serve as excellent introduct...
  • Erik Graff
    Aug 23, 2008
    I had already read some of the texts in this collection prior to finding this affordable Modern Library Giant. Having been into Nietzsche for some three years or so already, and being seduced into Kaufmann's style of translation, I was trying to assemble everything, preferably in hardc...
  • Ashok
    Oct 17, 2009
    The main thing to emphasize is the convenience of this edition for students and scholars. It looks to me like one might have some issues with Kaufmann's translation, especially as regards "Beyond Good and Evil;" I prefer literal translations myself, and he seems to be on the mark with ...
  • C. Quabela
    Aug 10, 2009
    It would be impossible to give an actual review to this book. The profundity of all that it contains simply defies any attempt at a concise interpretation. Therefore, I will simply make a minor comment on the edition itself. This project of this book is invaluable. The scope, depth,...
  • Steven Belanger
    Aug 19, 2010
    "God is dead" is not SOLELY about God, or religion. Discuss. What can one say? An ingenious compendium by a man who was a genius, who was head of a department of philosophy of a world-renowned university at 24, misunderstood (and mistranslated and mistreated) in his own lifetime, wh...
  • Joshua Dew
    Nov 18, 2018
    I am born again in Nietzsche's profundity. ...
  • Katie
    May 10, 2011
    pp686-687: Nietzche on Buddhism. And Women and War. To inspire the read... . . :) First Buddha "One cannot get rid of anything, one cannot get over anything, one cannot repel anything-everything hurts. Men and things obtrude too closely; experiences strike one too deeply; memory ...
  • Caterina
    Sep 21, 2011
    2/10/2013 - "When you look into the abyss, the abyss looks into you" wrote Nietzsche. I thought I was spiritually strong enough to peer with impunity through the hole Nietzsche tore open in the veil of the abyss - that somehow the abyss would not notice me glancing into it, would leave...
  • Jenny Boyce
    Dec 11, 2013
    I'm not going to lie, this book got a little long. I was really into the writing at the beginning, but by the end I had begun to lose interest. Despite that though, this was still an enjoyable classic and I'm glad that I read it. ...
  • Jacob Aitken
    Aug 04, 2011
    1. I finished The Basic Works of Nietzsche (ed. Kaufmann) the other day. It was a running project for about seven years. Love him or hate him, it is one of those classics of the Western canon that must be dealt with, or at least acknowledged. Nietzsche was one of the few philosopher...
  • D
    Dec 04, 2014
    Nietzsche: Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) Mopsig means ?boring? sich mopsen = to be bored. Mops etymologically is related to the English ?mope.? belly-shaking memory Herr Bruno Meier has written a lengthy and weighty treatise in which I am solemnly denounced as an ?enemy ...
  • Bill FromPA
    Oct 15, 2017
    Beyond Good and Evil I. On the Prejudices of Philosophers A philosophy that begins with doubt that opposites exist. Then neither "free will" - man as his own existential creation - nor "unfree will" - man as the product of environmental and social forces - can be credited. II. The ...
  • David Olmsted
    Apr 09, 2012
    Germany after its victory in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 - 1871 entered its expansive age. Rapid industrialization combined with unification allowed it to become a leader in many industrial and scientific fields (Einstein came out of this). It was a time of the heroic music of Wagn...
  • John Dolan
    Jun 18, 2019
    Although I persevered with this through all the various monographs, I cannot honestly say I enjoyed it. There were some gems buried among the bombastic prose, but I found Nietzsche's opinionated (and not always substantiated) view of history, the self-satisfied tone of the writing, and...
  • Great Odens
    Mar 26, 2013
    I found Nietzsche's writings challenging, his perspective was a particularly negative, one that I found difficult to relate with; at first. To understand his perspective clearly, one must first understand Friedrich Nietzsche. He was a tortured soul, one who had many crippling ailmen...
  • Gareth Reeves
    Apr 10, 2018
    Beautiful prose with patches of ugly ideology. You don't have to love or warm to the classics to find them compelling; Nietzsche is powerful, provocative and unique - and therefore essential. ...
  • Karan Gupta
    Mar 11, 2014
    Nietzsche is a well known name. But I had little idea what I was getting into when I had chosen this book in the flipkart liquidation sale. Since I had heard the name quite a few times and since the book was coming dirt cheap, I decided to go ahead with it. Picked it up more than a yea...
  • Cat Noe
    Nov 03, 2013
    Brilliant, charming, thought provoking, impossible to read without smiling. To read this and not fall in love would be to display an appalling lack of either a heart or a functional mind. ------ A few years later... A passing whim. The pages of a well-worn book fall open as thou...
  • Domhnall
    Mar 21, 2015
    This is an excellent edition of the key Nietzsche books, not too large to handle and carry comfortably, and with notes that are helpful and informative without interfering with enjoyment. It was challenging to read but well worth the effort. Nietzsche definitely becomes more and more a...
  • Jeff
    Jan 16, 2015
    1st Read: August 14, 2016 - August 31, 2016 I) "The Birth of Tragedy" (August 14 - 15, 2016) How to even begin a review of this makes my head hurt. I believe to give a proper review of it would be to study ancient Greece, read more philosophy from Socrates and Plato and delve ...
  • Steve
    Jun 28, 2015
    This was a hard book to read, there is nothing basic about these writings, however, it was also beautifully written. I can definitely see the influence Nietzsche had on Yukio Mishima, not just in terms of philosophy, but also in the downright literary, beautiful metaphors. Nietzsche ...
  • Haris
    Jun 24, 2018
    Greatest book ever written... Nietzsche's style, content, form, and sheer expressiveness stands by itself in the history of philosophy. Nietzsche's work is the epitome of self-determination, creativity, cheerfulness, courage, and independence of spirit. ...
  • Ariel Waissbein
    Apr 10, 2018
    Well translated and nice pick of Nietzche's work. I was happy to read this after reading Zarathustra. One is quickly immersed into Nietzche's mindset on the different topics and can comprehend his (then) novel views. ...
  • Nemo
    Dec 22, 2017
    I read this book because I?ve known Nietzsche advocates nihilism. I thought it is a book on being strong and believe in your own philosophies(I confused it with stoicism). But well I was wrong. This book is the definition of cynicism, it tears down the foundation of everything admira...
  • AJ Christensen
    Jul 02, 2019
    Profound and poetic. ...
  • Aaron
    Aug 22, 2018
    So far the best critic of Christianity I've read. Really great and interesting writing on the development of morality. ...
  • Megan
    Dec 29, 2018
    I enjoyed reading Nietzsche again with a more mature take on his musings. He was an interesting man and his brain works in mysterious ways. ...
  • Ocrema
    Aug 16, 2019
    This book is totally great. ...