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Twilight of the Idols By Friedrich Nietzsche

Twilight of the Idols
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Twilight of the Idols by Friedrich 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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About Friedrich 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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GOR003607022
Twilight of the Idols by Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-10-09
176
019955496X
9780199554966
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