The Will to Power Paperback – Aug 12 1968
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Represents a selection from Nietzche's notebooks to find out what he wrote on nihilism, art, morality, religion, and the theory of knowledge, among others.
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Nietzsche has been proclaimed the seminal figure of modern philosophy as well as one of the most creative and critically influential geniuses in the history of secular thought.
Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980) was professor of philosophy at Princeton University from 1947 until his death. He had visiting appointments at Columbia, Cornell, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington among others. His books include The Future of the Humanities, Religion from Tolstoy to Camus, and the three volume series entitled Discovering the Mind.
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This one extract says far more than all of the books by the modern 'philosophers' and 'psychologists' put together do about the nature of what we are still blindly staring in the face...
37 (Spring - Fall 1887)
"The development of pessimism into nihilism. - Denaturalisation of values. Scholasticism of values. Detached and idealistic, values, instead of dominating and guiding action, turn against action and condemn it. Opposites replace natural degrees and ranks. Hatred against the order of rank. Opposites suit a plebeian age because easier to comprehend. The repudiated world versus an artificially built "true, valuable" one. - Finally: one discovers of what material one has built the "true world": and now all one has left is the repudiated world, and one adds this supreme disappointment to the reasons why it deserves to be repudiated. At this point nihilism is reached: all one has left are the values that pass judgement - nothing else.
"Here the problem of strength and weakness originates:
1. The weak perish of it.
2. Those who are stronger destroy what does not perish.
3. Those who are strongest overcome the values that pass judgement.
"In sum this constitutes the tragic age."
If you have read all of Nietzsche's completed works you should have a good idea of the full compass of his thinking, and a good feel for his unique ability to express himself.Read more ›
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The book was a gift. They love this author. They loved the book and enjoyed reading it. The book is a must have. I would recommend to all.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Nietzceh doesn't represent everything thats wrong with the world today, but he's certianly viaing for the title.Published on April 7 2004
I hardly know why I am writing a review for "The Will to Power." Anyone kicking around the house on a rainy Saturday afternoon, with nothing good on the television, looking for a... Read morePublished on March 23 2004
This I believe... is still a very,very accurate interpretation of Nietzsche. Don't listen to the reviews who say this is not "True Nietzsche". Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2004 by exposeintelligence.blogspot.ca/
Not exactly the best example of Nietzsche's work. As it is composed of Nietzsche's notes, assambled by his Sister, it dosn't carry the same message. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2004 by Hunter H
The Will to Power was published by Nietzsche's sister for her own purposes. Nietzsche did not get along with his sister - and for good reason. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by M. Keisler
Being a physics student, an interesting thought accured to me while I was reading the Critique of Mechanism in Nietzsche's Will to Power:
Nietzsche lived before Einstein's... Read more
The economic values of technological society must assume great quantities of supply, demand, suppliers, consumers, but Nietzsche was aware of how soon such values break down when... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2003 by Bruce P. Barten
Even though Nietzsche is my favorite philosopher, I must agree with the other reviewers. Is doesn't take a genius to see that this was indeed a notebook and not nearly ready to be... Read morePublished on June 3 2003 by Von Satan