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Friedrich Nietzsche

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The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women. In 1869 he was appointed Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, where he taught until 1879 when poor health forced him to retire. He never recovered from a nervous breakdown in 1889 and died eleven years later. Known for saying that “god is dead,” Nietzsche propounded his metaphysical construct of the superiority of the disciplined individual (superman) living in the present over traditional... Read More

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Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann


Format: eBook, 864 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 23, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann


Format: Hardcover, 864 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 1992
Price: $26.95

Kaufmann's classic edition includes complete texts of five major works that profoundly influence modern literature and thought: Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. Also included are seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche's correspondence about The Case of Wagner, and... Read more >
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Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Introduction by Peter Gay


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 5, 2009
Price: $14.99

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Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann
Introduction by Peter Gay


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 28, 2000
Price: $18.00

One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche's most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy; Beyond Good and Evil; On the Genealogy of... Read more >
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Beyond Good & Evil
Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 17, 1989
Price: $14.95

This translation (by distinguished Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann) of one of the most influential books of the nineteenth century is based on the only edition Nietzsche himself published, and all variant readings in later editions are noted. It includes an index of subjects and persons referred to in the book as... Read more >
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Beyond Good & Evil
Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 2010
Price: $13.99

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The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $10.99

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The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1967
Price: $12.00

Nietzsche's first book is here, compiled with one of his last. Both works transcend their ostensible subjects to sound themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, psychoanalysts, existentialists, and others. In addition to providing the distinguished translation, Walter Kaufmann has also provides running footnote commentaries, relevant passages from Nietzsche's correspondence... Read more >
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The Birth of Tragedy & The Genealogy of Morals

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 7, 1956
Price: $12.00

Two of Nietzsche's essential works explore the conflict between the moral and aesthetic approaches to life, the impact of Christianity on human values, the meaning of science, and the contrast between the Apollonian and Dionysian spirits. Although the Greeks, according to Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy, knew very well that... Read more >

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The Gay Science
With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann


Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1974
Price: $13.00

The book Nietzsche called "the most personal of all my books," it contains some of his most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience, and the origin of logic. It "mirrors all of Nietzsche's thought and could be related in hundreds of ways to his other... Read more >
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The Gay Science
With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 18, 2010
Price: $11.99

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On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Edited by Walter Kaufmann


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 28, 2010
Price: $13.99

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On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Edited by Walter Kaufmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 17, 1989
Price: $14.95

On the Genealogy of Morals is Nietzsche's major work on ethics. It shows him using philosophy, psychology, and classical philology in an effort to give new directions to an ancient discipline. Also included in this volume is Ecce Home, Nietzsche's review of his life and works, first published posthumously in 1908... Read more >
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra
A Book for All and None
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 19, 1995
Price: $20.00

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The Will to Power

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1968
Price: $17.95

This first critical edition in any language of Nietzsche's notebooks includes his writings on such topics as nihilism, art, psychology, morality, religion, and the theory of knowledge. Down through the Nazi period The Will to Power was often mistakenly considered to be Nietzsche's crowning systematic labor; since World War II it... Read more >
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The Will to Power

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche


Format: eBook, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 17, 2011
Price: $15.99

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