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The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

Author: H L Mencken
Publisher: Chicago : See Sharp Press, 2003.
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The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H.L. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this book while still in his 20s, but his penchant for thoroughness was evident even at that young age--in preparation for writing this book, he read Nietzsche's works in their entirety, mostly in the original German. A brief biographical sketch is followed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mencken, H.L.
Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Chicago : See Sharp Press, ©2003
Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H L Mencken
ISBN: 9781937276119 1937276112
OCLC Number: 773564679
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Preface; Publisher's Note; Part 1: Nietzsche the Man; 1. Boyhood & Youth; 2. The Beginnings of the Philosopher; 3. Blazing a New Path; 4. The Prophet of the Superman; 5. The Philosopher and the Man; Part 2: Nietzsche the Philosopher; 6. Dionysus vs. Apollo; 7. The Origin of Morality; 8. Beyond Good and Evil; 9. The Superman; 10. Eternal Recurrence; 11. Christianity; 12. Truth; 13. Civilization; 14. Women and Marriage; 15. Government; 16. Crime and Punishment; 17. Education; 18. Sundry Ideas; 19. Nietzsche vs. Wagner; Part 3: Nietzsche the Prophet. 20. Nietzsche's Origins21. Nietzsche and His Critics; Appendix A: How to Study Nietzsche; Appendix B: Recommended Reading; Index.

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The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H.L. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this book while still in his 20s, but his penchant for thoroughness was evident even at that young age--in preparation for writing this book, he read Nietzsche's works in their entirety, mostly in the original German. A brief biographical sketch is followed by clear and thorough explanations of Nietzsche's basic concepts and attitudes. Analyzed are Nietzsche's much-misunderstood concept of the superman, his concept of eternal recurren.

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