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Twilight of the Idols By Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Twilight of the Idols

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In the WORLD'S CLASSICS series, an annotated edition of Friedrich Nietzsche's polemic 'Twilight of the Idols', first published in 1889. Intended as an introduction to his philosophy as a whole, the work targets all the unexamined prejudices which Nietzsche considers to have been masquerading as truths for millennia.

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Twilight of the Idols: Or, How to Philosophize with the Hammer by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

'Anyone who wants to gain a quick idea of how before me everything was topsy-turvy should make a start with this work. That which is called idol on the title-page is quite simply that which was called truth hitherto. Twilight of the Idols - in plain words: the old truth is coming to an end...' Nietzsche intended Twilight of the Idols to serve as a short introduction to his philosophy, and as a result it is the most synoptic of all his books. Continuing in the spirit of its immediate predecessors On The Genealogy of Morals and The Wagner Case, it is a masterpiece of polemic, targeting not only 'eternal idols' like Socratic rationality and Christian morality but also their contemporary counterparts, as Nietzsche the 'untimely man' goes roaming in the gloaming of nineteenth-century European culture. He allies philosophy with psychology and physiology, relentlessly diagnozing the symptoms of decadence, and his stylistic virtuosity is such that the sheer delight he takes in his 'demonic' mischief-making communicates itself on every page. A brilliant new translation, this edition provides detailed commentary on a highly condensed and allusive work.

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About Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche



Duncan Large is Lecturer in German at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Table of Contents


1. Maxims and Barbs; 2. The Problem of Socrates; 3. "Reason" in Philosophy; 4. How the "Real World" Finally Becomes a Fable; 5. Morality as Anti-Nature; 6. The Four Great Errors; 7. The "Improvers " of Humanity; 8. What Germans Lack; 9. Reconnaissance Raids of an Untimely Man; 10. What I Owe the Ancients; 11. The Hammer Speaks

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GOR001967522
Twilight of the Idols: Or, How to Philosophize with the Hammer by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-03-05
176
0192831380
9780192831385
N/A
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