Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (Princeton by Walter A. Kaufmann,Alexander Nehamas

By Walter A. Kaufmann,Alexander Nehamas

This vintage is the benchmark opposed to which all smooth books approximately Nietzsche are measured. while Walter Kaufmann wrote it within the fast aftermath of global warfare II, such a lot students outdoors Germany seen Nietzsche as half madman, half proto-Nazi, and virtually fully unphilosophical. Kaufmann rehabilitated Nietzsche approximately single-handedly, featuring his works as one of many nice achievements of Western philosophy.

Responding to the strong myths and countermyths that had sprung up round Nietzsche, Kaufmann provided a sufferer, evenhanded account of his lifestyles and works, and of the makes use of and abuses to which next generations had placed his rules. with out ignoring or downplaying the ugliness of a lot of Nietzsche's proclamations, he set them within the context of his paintings as a complete and of the counterexamples yielded by means of a in charge examining of his books. extra certainly, he awarded Nietzsche's rules approximately strength as one of many nice accomplishments of recent philosophy, arguing that his perception of the "will to strength" was once no longer a crude apology for ruthless self-assertion yet has to be associated with Nietzsche's both profound rules approximately sublimation. He additionally awarded Nietzsche as a pioneer of contemporary psychology and argued key to figuring out his total philosophy is to work out it as a response opposed to Christianity.

Many students long ago part century have taken factor with a few of Kaufmann's interpretations, however the e-book ranks as some of the most influential money owed ever written of any significant Western philosopher. that includes a brand new foreword through Alexander Nehamas, this Princeton Classics version of Nietzsche introduces a brand new new release of readers to at least one the main influential debts ever written of any significant Western thinker.

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