Misinterpreted and abused, the infamy of Nietzsche needs no further comment Even Nietzsche himself has foreseen what might become of his theories when he dedicated the book to all and none Yet his mysterious aphorisms completely altered the course of intellectual current, and the thoughts that he provoked are still radical and surprising, not to mention relevant Although known best by many to have authored the Will to Power, the sagacity that Nietzsche possessed culminates in its fullest grandeur in this volume, as he teases out the truth with ironic tone and paradoxical phrases In fact, one of the things which makes Nietzsche so enigmatic is that he seems to have been in full grasp of the muddy contours of I had to read this in my Introduction to Philosophy at uni a lifetime ago My one memory of it that really stands out is how annoyed he made me I mean, this guy was trashing Socrates and I ve always been rather fond of Socrates and the criticism seemed quite pathetic I mean, criticising Socrates because he was ugly What sort of argument is that Is this really philosophy This book ends with the line, I, the last disciple of the philosopher Dionysus I, the teacher of the eternal recurrence And do you know what The idea of the eternal recurrence is just about the only of his major themes that is not touched on in this book Well, when I say that, it is a bit hard to know, because if there is one thing that Nietzsche can be that is obscure All the same, I doubt one would feel that they have been taught about the eternal recurrence from this book.
This is considered Nietzsche s most a , The Last Sane Year Of His Life Nietsche Produced These Two Brief But Devastating books Twilight Of The Idols, A Grand Declaration Of War On All The Prevalent Ideas Of His Time, Offers A Lightning Tour Of His Whole Philosophy It Also Prepares The Way For The Anti Christ, A Final Assault On Institutional Christianity Yet Although Nietzsche Makes A Compelling Case For The Dionysian Artist And Celebrates Magnificently Two Of His Great Heroes, Goethe And Cesare Borgia, He Also Gives [Friedrich Nietzsche] ê Götzen-Dämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert [young-adult-romance PDF] read Online ì A Moving, Almost Ecstatic Portrait Of His Only Worthy Opponent Christ Both Works Show Nietsche Lashing Out At Self Deception, Astounded At How Often Morality Is Based On Vengefulness And Resentment Both Combine Utterly Unfair Attacks On Individuals With Amazingly Acute Surveys Of The Whole Contemporary Cultural Scene Both Reveal A Profound Understanding Of Human Mean Spiritedness Which Still Cannot Destroy The Underlying Optimism Of Nietzsche, The Supreme Affirmer Among The Great Philosophers Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist are two short books combined into one The first is a collection of ideas, opinions and conjectures and the other is his criticism of christianity My first impression of Twilight of the Idols was that Nietzsche was a bit hysterical it was all those exclamation marks.
, but it turns out that he was a curmudgeon He was not impressed with how the German populace was being educated the teachers He thought that people now were not taught how to see, to experience or to think And Romanticism, huh Concentrating on feelings, emotional impulses and requiringandstimulation to feel, was a sign of decadence, of a civilisation in decline I don t think he would be very impressed with all today s high tech gadgetry He wasn t a fan of Socrates he thought that Socrates didn t know what he was talking about And to compound that, people who talked about Really amazing stuff Eye opening My first true reading experience of Nietzsche Even if you disagree with them, the thought that goes into this, the imagination, the excellent questions and questioning everybody should read this guy More Disjointed Thoughts of an Angry Philosopher20 October 2010 I found this book in the bible college library and as such decided that I had to read it who would expect to find Nietzsche, a man who hated Christianty, in the library of a Bible College the again this wasn t a fundamentalist, can t have any books that aren t written by approved authors in the library type of Bible College However he was there, and I decided to read him It also help that in my Church History lecture we looked at the 19th Century German Critics, of which he was one If I had one thing to say about Frederick Nietzsche and that is that he is a nutter It might sound harsh, but it is true He went insane in about 1888, and died not only a lonely pauper, but an unread philosopher It was not until after his death that interest in his writing soured no doubt with some Ñ Götzen-Dämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert î tbh Twilight of the Idols belongs to 5 5,and The Anti Christ, that one, I rate 4.
Those twosome books are great enough for further reading but let me suggest to read Thus Spoke Zarathustra first Because I should have to read it first but I didn t V Two brilliant, scorching works of pyrophilosphy produced as Nietzsche, that bright burning sun, went supernova As delightful as all his writing is, he never wrote so wonderfully, so beautifully, in such an enrapturing, searing polemical style as he did in 1888, when he produced Twilight of the Idols and The Anti Christ These works, alongside Zarathustra, represent a sort of summation of Nietzsche s passion and this is what Nietzsche was not a sober minded empiricist building a body of knowledge through superficial observation, but an apostle of passion a messenger from the world beyond the conscious intellect He was, indeed, a religious figure of sorts The Apostle of Dionysus In these works, he dives deep and nearly touches the bottom The two works are rightly published together In Twilight, Nietzsche shreds every hap
Twilight of the Idols and The Anti Christ are two of the last books, both composed in 1888, that Nietzsche wrote before his final descent into syphilis induced madness which occurred during the first week of 1889 It continues themes he had developed in his earlier work, and The Anti Christ especially approaches Christianity with a particularly ferocious and critical eye As anyone who has thumbed through a volume of Nietzsche can tell you, his work isn t composed of clear, well defined propositions to be ultimately accepted or rejected instead, his arguments have a kind of ravishing rhetorical force to them His writing is less apothegmatic here than in other work, but is still never syllogistic or ratiocinated in such a way that we usually associate with philosophy This isn t a mistake he intended his work Late Nietzsche is amazing Finally freed from the constraints of even remotely making sense or forming coherent arguments, Nietzsche invites his readers to make upor less anything and attribute it to these books The best part is that, if one were inclined to feel guilty about such loose attributions, by this point in his corpus Nietzsche has already gotten you over any such compunctions.