Twilight of the Idols, Or, How to Philosophize with the Hammer


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780872203549

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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Twilight of the Idols, which deals with what we worship and why, presents a vivid overview of many of Nietzsche's mature ideas - including his attack on Plato's Socrates and on the Platonic legacy in Western philosophy and culture - and anticipates his projected revaluation of all values. Accompanied by a fascinating Introduction by Tracy Strong, Richard Polt's new translation faithfully and beautifully renders this highly formal, even musical, late work of Nietzsche's, which Nietzsche characterized as "a very sharp, precise and quick digest of my essential philosophical heterodoxies," and which offers such an excellent introduction to his thought. Includes select bibliography, notes, and index.

Twilight of the Idols


Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Friedrich Nietzsche

ISBN: 8892590251

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Twilight of the Idols was written in just over a week, between 26 August and 3 September 1888, while Nietzsche was on holiday in Sils Maria. As Nietzsche's fame and popularity was spreading both inside and outside Germany, he felt that he needed a text that would serve as a short introduction to his work. Originally titled A Psychologist's Idleness, it was renamed Twilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a Hammer. The former title, Götzen-Dämmerung in German, is a pun on the title of Richard Wagner's opera, Götterdämmerung, or 'Twilight of the Gods'. Götze is a German word for "idol" or "false god". Walter Kaufmann has suggested that in his use of the word Nietzsche might be indebted to Francis Bacon.

The Use and Abuse of History


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 161640390X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

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He's one of the most controversial thinkers of the 19th century: Nietzsche and his works have been by turns vilified, lauded, and subjected to numerous contradictory interpretations, and yet he remains a figure of profound important, and his works a necessary component of a well-rounded education.In this 1873 essay, Nietzsche discusses the inevitably subjective lenses through which we see, explore, examine, and lend meaning to the events and characters of the past. As we find ourselves plunged into times that feel of urgent and "historic" significance, Nietzsche's reflections and speculations are newly provocative, whether we agree with them or not.German psychologist and philosopher FRIEDRICH WILHELM NIETZSCHE (1844-1900) was appointed special professor of classical philology at the University of Basel at the precocious age of 24, but soon found himself dissatisfied with academic life and created an alternative intellectual society for himself among friends including composer Richard Wagner, historian Jakob Burckhardt, and theologian Franz Overbeck. Among his philosophical works are Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and Ecce Homo.

The Trial and Death of Socrates (Third Edition)

Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Death Scene from Phaedo


Author: Plato,George Maximilian Anthony Grube,John Madison Cooper

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872205543

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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This third edition of 'The Trial and Death of Socrates' presents G. M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for 'Plato, Complete Works'. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with a Select Bibliography. John M. Cooper is Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University.

Emmanuel Levinas

Basic Philosophical Writings


Author: Emmanuel Lévinas

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253210791

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

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Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.

Introduction to Positive Philosophy


Author: Auguste Comte,Frederick Ferré

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872200500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 70

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Contents: Introduction Selected Bibliography Works by Comte in English Translation Works about Comte in English I. The Nature and Importance of the Positive Philosophy II. The Classification of the Positive Sciences Index

Reveries of the Solitary Walker


Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Russell Goulbourne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 123

View: 3594

Part reminiscence, part meditation, Reveries of the Solitary Walker is Rousseau's last great work, the enduring testimony of an alienated person seeking self-knowledge. As he records his walks round Paris, he finds happiness in solitude and nature. The new translation includes an introduction and notes that explore the work and its contexts.

Achieving Our Country

Leftist Thought in Twentieth-century America


Author: Richard Rorty

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780674003118

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

View: 6059

A history of American reformist activism explores the impact of of radicalism upon the fabric of American life

The Essays

A Selection


Author: Michel de Montaigne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140446029

Category: Philosophy

Page: 445

View: 1357

To overcome a crisis of melancholy after the death of his father, Montaigne withdrew to his country estates and began to write. This title discusses Montaigne's themes such as fathers and children, conscience and cowardice, and coaches and cannibals.

The Dilemmas of Social Democracies

Overcoming Obstacles to a More Just World


Author: Howard Richards,Joanna Swanger

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739109700

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

View: 6034

The Dilemmas of Social Democracies seeks to advance the eradication of poverty and the ethical construction of social democracy and sustainable peace. Howard Richards and Joanna Swanger argue that the reason that capitalism resists transformation and that social democracy is so hard to achieve is because of the philosophical and institutional underpinnings the constitutive rules of capitalism; the book therefore explores the historical origins of these rules, their implications for blocking progress toward social justice, and how they can be improved."

Early Greek Philosophy & Other Essays


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8184307071


Page: N.A

View: 5913

Probably the most popular of the Essays in this book will prove to be the one on TRUTH AND FALSITY. It is an epistemological rhapsody on the relativity of truth, on “Appearance and Reality,” on “perceptual flux” versus—“conceptual conceit.”—from this book

This Is Philosophy

An Introduction


Author: Steven D. Hales

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470658835

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

View: 1547

This is Philosophy: An Introduction offers an engagingly written introduction to philosophical concepts that include ethics, the existence of God, free will, personal identity, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Conveys the excitement and importance of philosophy while explaining difficult concepts clearly for the average undergraduate Links throughout to supplemental materials and freely available online primary sources Features online student and instructor resources, including a 175-question test bank and answer key, 40 PowerPoint lectures, a glossary, student comprehension self-assessment exercises, and more. Represents a student-friendly yet knowledgeable guide to the questions, problems, and great thinkers of philosophy

The Riddling between Oedipus and the Sphinx

Ontology, Hauntology, and Heterologies of the Grotesque


Author: Yuan Yuan

Publisher: UPA

ISBN: 0761866639

Category: Psychology

Page: 262

View: 8273

The Riddling between Oedipus and the Sphinx, Ontology, Hauntology, and Heterologies of the Grotesque probes the polemic status of the other and the dubious nature of the subject from a heterodox perspective of an emblematic grotesque figure, the Sphinx—the mystical trickster and the guardian of sacred knowledge in Egyptian culture.

Dancing at Armageddon

Survivalism and Chaos in Modern Times


Author: Richard G. Mitchell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226532448

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Mitchell spent a dozen years among survivalists at public conferences, private meetings, and clandestine training camps across America. He found at work in survivalism a profound and meaningful critique of contemporary industrial society, a society in which the real evil is not repressive government but the far more insidious influence of a "Planet Microsoft" mentality with its abundance of empty choices. Survivalists, Mitchell shows us, are seeking resistance, not struggling against it; they are looking for ways to define themselves and test their talents in a society that is becoming devitalized and formless. Dancing at Armageddon is packed with firsthand stories of underground commerce, revolutionary plots, gunplay and other survivalist action, real and imagined. It offers not only a rare view inside the movement but, through the movement, a unique understanding of contemporary culture.

Classics of Western Philosophy


Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603849726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1424

View: 4029

The Eighth Edition of Steven M. Cahn's Classics of Western Philosophy offers the same exacting standard of editing and translation that made earlier editions of this anthology the most highly valued and widely used volume of its kind. But the Eighth Edition offers exciting new content as well: Plato's Laches (complete), new selections from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (on courage), Descartes' Discourse on Method (complete), all previously omitted sections of Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (complete). These additions—with no offsetting deletion of content of the Seventh Edition—yield an anthology of unrivaled versatility, the only one to offer the complete texts of: both Descartes' Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy, both Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics and selections from the Critique of Pure Reason.

A Genealogy of Morals


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethics

Page: 289

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra

A Book for Everyone and Nobody


Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623075

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 3647

'The profoundest book there is, born from the innermost richness of truth, an inexhaustible well into which no bucket descends without coming up with gold and goodness.' Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885) was Nietzsche's own favourite among all his books and has proved to be his most popular, having sold millions of copies in many different languages. In it he addresses the problem of how to live a fulfilling life in a world without meaning, in the aftermath of 'the death of God'. Nietzsche's solution lies in the idea of eternal recurrence which he calls 'the highest formula of affirmation that can ever be attained'. A successful engagement with this profoundly Dionysian idea enables us to choose clearly among the myriad possibilities that existence offers, and thereby to affirm every moment of our lives with others on this 'sacred' earth. This translation of Zarathustra (the first new English version for over forty years) conveys the musicality of the original German, and for the first time annotates the abundance of allusions to the Bible and other classic texts with which Nietzsche's masterpiece is in conversation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Reading Nietzsche

An Analysis of "Beyond Good and Evil"


Author: Douglas Burnham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317493605

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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"Beyond Good and Evil" is a concise and comprehensive statement of Nietzsche's mature philosophy and is an ideal entry point into Nietzsche's work as a whole. Pithy, lyrical and densely complex, "Beyond Good and Evil" demands that its readers are already familiar with key Nietzschean concepts - such as the will-to-power, perspectivism or eternal recurrence - and are able to leap with Nietzschean agility from topic to topic, across metaphysics, psychology, religion, morality and politics. "Reading Nietzsche" explains the key concepts, the range of Nietzsche's concerns, and highlights Nietzsche's writing strategies that are the key to understanding his work and processes of thought. In its close analysis of the text, "Reading Nietzsche" reassesses this most creative of philosophers and presents a significant contribution to the study of his thought. In setting this analysis within a comprehensive survey of Nietzsche's ideas, the book is a guide both to this key work and to Nietzsche's philosophy more generally.

Nietzsche's Final Teaching


Author: Michael Allen Gillespie

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022647688X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 9459

Nietzsche's deepest thought -- Nihilism and the superhuman -- Nietzsche and the anthropology of nihilism -- Slouching toward Bethlehem to be born: on the nature and meaning of Nietzsche's Übermensch -- Nietzsche as teacher of the eternal recurrence -- What was I thinking? : Nietzsche's new prefaces of 1886 -- Nietzsche's musical politics -- Life as music: Nietzsche's Ecce homo -- Nietzsche's final teaching in context -- Nietzsche and Dostoevsky on nihilism and the superhuman -- Nietzsche and Plato on the formation of a warrior aristocracy

Critical Models

Interventions and Catchwords


Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151042X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 7301

Critical Models combines into a single volume two of Adorno's most important postwar works — Interventions: Nine Critical Models (1963) and Catchwords: Critical Models II (1969). Written after his return to Germany in 1949, the articles, essays, and radio talks included in this volume speak to the pressing political, cultural, and philosophical concerns of the postwar era. The pieces in Critical Models reflect the intellectually provocative as well as the practical Adorno as he addresses such issues as the dangers of ideological conformity, the fragility of democracy, educational reform, the influence of television and radio, and the aftermath of fascism. This new edition includes an introduction by Lydia Goehr, a renowned scholar in philosophy, aesthetic theory, and musicology. Goehr illuminates Adorno's ideas as well as the intellectual, historical, and critical contexts that shaped his postwar thinking.