Introducing Nietzsche : A Graphic Guide Paperback
by Laurence Gane, Piero
Part of the Introducing... series
Why must we believe that God is dead? Can we accept that traditional morality is just a 'useful mistake'?
Did the principle of 'the will to power' lead to the Holocaust?
What are the limitations of scientific knowledge? Is human evolution complete or only beginning? It is difficult to overestimate the importance of Friedrich Nietzsche for our present epoch.
His extraordinary insights into human psychology, morality, religion and power seem quite clairvoyant today: existentialism, psychoanalysis, semiotics and postmodernism are plainly anticipated in his writings - which are famously enigmatic and often contradictory."Introducing Nietzsche" is the perfect guide to this exhilarating and oft-misunderstood philosopher.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, b/w illustrations
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/09/2008
- Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9781848310094
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Review by TakeItOrLeaveIt
Nietzsche, the ultimate 'thinking man'. sure he was crazy and dark but he lived his life to think and to the utmost caliber. The introducing series is always a great way to see a broad perspective on a great thinker and I always enjoy such books. Things Nietzsche said...in general he believed:"All writing is useless that does not contain a stimulus to activity."on Dionysian loverfools who are only after hedonism and pleasures:"music and intoxication are the means of mystical collective ecstasy for this trance like condition briefly protects us from our sense of isolation and the transitory nature of human life, from which our intuition wont allow us to escape."Nietzsche introduced this grandiose ideas to the world as if they were common sense, which well...nowadays they are but back then this was insane stuff. I have totally experienced that feeling at concerts surrounded by people who return again again for that mystical collective ecstasy that is so temporary and does "seek a path back to the womb of being an escape from the prison of self."another excellent fact about Nietzsche is how he was against any system for: "systemizers are to be avoided; the well to a system is a lack of integrity." on the problem with 'intellects' and why everyone despises them:"The free spirit is brought into disrepute chiefly by scholars who miss their thoroughness and ant-like industry in his art of regarding things."and lastly on bad writers:"most thinkers write badly because they communicate not only their thoughts but also the thinking of them. so use words with care and passion - write with blood. Only the most acute reader will grasp the meaning..."and I learned that all from this amazing book with excellent graphics by Piero.