Nietzsche's Philosophical Context: An Intellectual Biography by Thomas H Brobjer

By Thomas H Brobjer

Friedrich Nietzsche used to be immensely influential and, counter to so much expectancies, additionally rather well learn. a vital new reference instrument for these attracted to his pondering, Nietzsche’s Philosophical Context identifies the chronology and enormous variety of philosophical books that engaged him. carefully analyzing the scope of this interpreting, Thomas H. Brobjer consulted over thousand volumes in Nietzsche’s own library, in addition to his booklet accounts, library documents, journals, letters, and courses. This meticulous research additionally considers some of the annotations in his books. In arguing that Nietzsche’s analyzing frequently constituted the start line for, or counterpoint to, a lot of his personal considering and writing, Brobjer’s examine offers students with clean perception into how Nietzsche labored and suggestion; to which questions and thinkers he answered; and during which of them he was once inspired. the result's a brand new and masses extra contextual realizing of Nietzsche's lifestyles and thinking.

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