It provides a rich understanding and convincing interpretation of Nietzsche's work from his first published book through the notes of his last productive years. But this one takes a much better line, moving through each of Nietzsche's major works in turn, providing a concise history of his thought. Reading Nietzsche is always like sipping cold Alpine water , though Tanner's critiques of him in the final sections are muting. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features, This book is both a concise and lucid introduction to Nietzsche and an original contribution to critical debates concerning Nietzsche interpretation and reception. Moreover, he takes very seriously the prospect that his reader will go on to read Nietzsche himself, giving helpful advice as he goes. It does everything. He details all Nietzsche's major works and creates a story through the journey that Nietzsche took through his life and eventual death from syphilis and the madness that comes with. It's so good to read about Nietzsche without all the 'he was a Nazi' piffle as well. How to put one off of ever starting with Nietzsche. This was because I wanted to set up the question “Why read Nietzsche?” in the most challenging, dramatic, and provocative way possible. “This is the best short work on Nietzsche I have come across. Perhaps necessarily on the topic of the man and his works, this was very complicated. Perhaps even more baffling is the almost lack of citations for Kaufmann, one of the foremost rehabilitators of Nietzsche's image in the English speaking world. Reading him seems way less daunting. 2001 The merits of each book are. Refresh and try again. Welcome back. I am a big fan of the 'Very Short Introduction' Series. Vattimo aims to mediate between two prominent hermeneutic readings of Nietzsche: Wilhelm Dilthey's view that Nietzsche's work fits into the nineteenth-century tradition of the philosophy of life and Heidegger's belief that Nietzsche is best understood as the author of a pair of ontological doctrines, the will to power and the eternal return of the same. To see what your friends thought of this book, Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #34), Michael Tanner. A cool way of giving yourself extra motivation to change current events. This working hypothesis guides Vattimo through his elegant exposition of the basic views of the early and late Nietzsche, from the philological beginnings and the musings on Dionysus through the so-called positivist phase of the middle period up to the philosophy of Zarathustra and the fragmented insights that bespeak the will to power. The best thing about this is that it lead me to John Kaag's 'Hiking with Nietzsche' which I cannot wait to read! I made the mistake of thinking AVSI meant a very simple introduction - it doesnt. Unfortunately. This primarily seems to be because Tanner spends a lot of time on the eternal recurrence. This allows us to understand these later doctrines in a deeper way, to see their connections with his wider concerns, and thus to make greater sense of Nietzsche's philosophy as a whole. Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, “Ecce Homo,” “The Antichrist” is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. DK's The Philosophy Book is my usual casual reference guide but it left me wanting. Maybe it was the Dutch translator’s writing style but how he handled it didn’t speak to me in any way, it was rigorous and somewhat redundant. While I like to focus on ancient philosophy, I had stumbled across too many Nietzschean references to ignore so decided to drill a bit deeper. Among his books translated into English is. I think this is partly as it was written by a philosopher who is clearly deeply knowledgeable of Nietzsche. by Oxford University Press, Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). This is the first AVSI I've ever read. Nietzsche claimed to be a philosopher of the future, but he was appropriated as a philosopher of Nazism. Part of: Very Short Introductions (83 Books) 3.5 out of 5 … Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. His raw and highly literally style can be very inspiring, and his writing has a potential to entice deep thoughts and provoke strong emotional reactions, a very unusual combination. Tanner very clearly has his own personal opinions as to which parts of Nietzsche are even worth consideration and tries to impress this specific view on the reader. The merits of each book are discussed such that my primary objective was quickly met, deciding how to begin reading Nietzsche, where to start and how to appreciate that starting point in the context of the daunting massif that is his legacy and body of work. On the downside, I now have no excuse to put off reading the Genealogy Of Morals. Michael Tanner's introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years since Nietzsche wrote "do not, With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. The last time I devoted an entire course to Nietzsche, the first assignment was Ecce Homo. As a “new comer” to reading philosophy the concept of reading, and understanding someone like Nietzsche was daunting. Quick, easy and just the essentials. It does everything. It covers the length and breadth of his works, charting not just the evolution of ideas (development, contradictions, and parallels) but also the evolution of style, personality, and the impact of personal experience. These things easily make up for the. Nietzsche was best known as a philosopher with innumerable ambiguities in his works which were often used, abused by ideologists from all walks of the political, moral spectra since his demise. It is truly a rollercoaster ride, not focusing on a biographical account but never straying too far from Nietzsche's life that it becomes separate from his mind and his work. I found an interest in Nietzsche recently having read a History of Western Philosophy. Start by marking “Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction” as Want to Read: Error rating book. وهذه الحالات العقلية يحددها المجتمع الذي ننشأ فيه، وصولاً إلى مرحلةٍ لا نستطيع فيها أن ننفصل عن ذواتنا لنلقي نظرة على ما يمكن أن نكون عليه لو استطعنا الانفصال عما يشكلنا. Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction fails not only in introducing Nietzsche but also in making his thought look minimally attractive or interesting, it actually reduced my desire of reading Nietzsche, which is not a good sign. Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #34), Michael Tanner Originally published: 1994, The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, which came to an abrupt end in 1889. One of the most famous philosophical book of the last 150 years was published in 1892. (Will likely check out other introductions from this series too.). also his opinions are wrong most of the time. Paperback ISBN: 9780804737999. Geschichte der deutschsprachigen Literatur, 1870-1900: von der ... Geschichte der deutschen Literatur von den Anfängen bis ..., Volume 9, Issue 1. If you’d apply that to certain situations in your life: would you want it to be exactly the same for eternity or would you want it to be different. Not that interesting in itself. The Will To Power PDF book by Friedrich Nietzsche (1967) Translated by Walter Kaufmann and R. J. Hollingdale Introduction: the will to power is a very famous and interesting book, but its stature and its reputation are two very different things. Moreover, he takes very seriously the prospect that his reader will go on to read Nietzsche himself, giving helpful advice as he goes. Ever since I came across his work in college, Nietzsche has been one of my favorite philosophers. The tone of this book is quite annoying. Hardcover ISBN: 9780804737982 There are no discussion topics on this book yet. While I like to focus on ancient philosophy, I had stumbled across too many Nietzschean references to ignore so decided to drill a bit deeper.