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Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Nietzsche books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One (Penguin Classics) (1961)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionNietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche’s utterance ‘God is dead’, his insistence that the meaning of life is to be found in purely human terms, and his doctrine of the Superman and the will to power were all later seized upon and unrecognisably twisted by, among others, Nazi…
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche, R. J. Hollingdale

2. The Portable Nietzsche (Portable Library) (1977)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and few writers have been so consistently misinterpreted. The Portable Nietzsche includes Kaufmann’s definitive translations of the complete and unabridged texts of Nietzsche’s four major works: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Thus…
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann

3. Basic Writings of Nietzsche (Modern Library Classics) (2000)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionOne 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 last: The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated by the great Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann, this volume also features seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche’s correspondence, and variants from drafts for Ecce Homo. It is a definitive guide to the full range of Nietzsche’s…
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche , Walter Kaufmann , et al.

4. Beyond Good and Evil (2018)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionBeyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886. It draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that…
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche

5. Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (Princeton Classics) (2013)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis classic is the benchmark against which all modern books about Nietzsche are measured. When Walter Kaufmann wrote it in the immediate aftermath of World War II, most scholars outside Germany viewed Nietzsche as part madman, part proto-Nazi, and almost wholly unphilosophical. Kaufmann rehabilitated Nietzsche nearly single-handedly, presenting his works as one of the great achievements of Western philosophy. Responding to the powerful myths and countermyths that had sprung up around Nietzsche, Kaufmann offered a patient, evenhanded account of his life and works, and of…
Author(s): Walter A. Kaufmann, Alexander Nehamas

6. The Will to Power (2017)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Will to Power (German: Der Wille zur Macht) is a book of notes drawn from the literary remains of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche by his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche and Peter Gast (Heinrich Köselitz). The title derived from a work that Nietzsche himself had considered writing. After Nietzsche’s breakdown in 1889, and the passing of control over his literary estate to his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Nietzsche’s friend Heinrich Köselitz, also known as Peter Gast, conceived the notion of publishing selections from his notebooks, using one of Nietzsche’s simpler…
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche

7. Beyond Good and Evil (2016)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate Collectionis a collection of essays and aphorisms in which Friedrich Nietzsche expresses his desire for a ‘transvaluation of all values.’ He contends that no human values are absolute; that all value distinctions (such as that between ‘good’ and ‘evil’) are artificial, the result of mere traditional prejudices; and that humanity should discard its old, outmoded values (such as ‘good’ and ‘evil’). #1,545,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #601 in Philosophy of Good & Evil #731 in Medical Psychology History #790 in Popular Psychology History Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this…
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche

8. Thus Spoke Zarathustra (2018)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate Collectionhus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None is a book written during the 1880s by the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Hard to categorise, the work is a treatise on philosophy, a masterly work of literature, in parts a collection of poetry and in others a parody of and amendment to the Bible. Consisting largely of speeches by the book’s hero, prophet Zarathustra, the work’s content extends across a mass of styles and subject matter. Nietzsche himself described the work as “the deepest ever written”. #18,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #14 in Philosophy of Good & Evil Would you like…
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche

9. Friedrich Nietzsche: Truth and Affirmation (2019)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche demands no more of his reader than one simple thing: tell yourself the truth. The trouble is, Nietzsche says, some of the lies we tell ourselves are the very structure that gives life meaning. His question, then, is this: How can I be unflinchingly honest with myself but remain committed to living the most prosperous possible life? In philosopher Louis Russell’s follow-up to Spinoza’s Science: The Ethics of Knowledge, Russell explores, explains, and expands upon Nietzsche’s attempts to solve this…
Author(s): Louis Russell

10. Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) (2001)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis is a major work by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whose writings have been deeply influential on subsequent generations of philosophers. It is offered here in a new translation by Judith Norman, with an introduction by Rolf Peter Horstmann that places the work in its historical and philosophical context. #145,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #35 in Logic (Books) #35 in German Literary Criticism (Books) #45 in Foreign & International Law Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Rolf-Peter Horstmann

11. A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics) (1978)

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe literary career of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned less than twenty years, but no area of intellectual inquiry was left untouched by his iconoclastic genius. The philosopher who announced the death of God in The Gay Science (1882) and went on to challenge the Christian code of morality in Beyond Good and Evil (1886), grappled with the fundamental issues of the human condition in his own intense autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). Most notorious of all, perhaps, his idea of the triumphantly transgressive übermann (‘superman’) is developed in the extreme, yet…
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche, R. J. Hollingdale

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate Collection

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The Complete Works Of Friedrich Nietzsche

Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: , Year: various, Size: 163 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2290450

Nietzsche and Friendship

Author(s): Willow Verkerk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2328857

Nietzsche and Other Buddhas: Philosophy After Comparative Philosophy

Author(s): Jason M Wirth
Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 686 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2357236

Moral Psychology with Nietzsche

Author(s): Brian Leiter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2374994

Nietzsche and Sociology: Prophet of Affirmation

Author(s): Anas Karzai
Publisher: Lexington Books, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2380339

Nietzsche’s Protestant Fathers: A Study in Prodigal Christianity

Author(s): Thomas R. Nevin
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2388052

Nietzsche´s Pragmatism: Essays on Perspectival Thought

Author(s): Pietro Gori
Publisher: De Gruyter, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2391606

Nietzsche’s Free Spirit Works: A Dialectical Reading

Author(s): Matthew Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2400556

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