Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (Princeton by Walter A. Kaufmann

By Walter A. Kaufmann

4th variation, 1st Princeton Classics Edition.

This vintage is the benchmark opposed to which all smooth books approximately Nietzsche are measured. whilst Walter Kaufmann wrote it within the speedy aftermath of global warfare II, such a lot students open air Germany seen Nietzsche as half madman, half proto-Nazi, and virtually entirely unphilosophical. Kaufmann rehabilitated Nietzsche approximately single-handedly, featuring his works as one of many nice achievements of Western philosophy.

Responding to the robust myths and countermyths that had sprung up round Nietzsche, Kaufmann provided a sufferer, evenhanded account of his lifestyles and works, and of the makes use of and abuses to which next generations had placed his rules. with out ignoring or downplaying the ugliness of a lot of Nietzsche's proclamations, he set them within the context of his paintings as an entire and of the counterexamples yielded by way of a in charge interpreting of his books. extra certainly, he provided Nietzsche's principles approximately strength as one of many nice accomplishments of recent philosophy, arguing that his notion of the "will to power" was once now not a crude apology for ruthless self-assertion yet needs to be associated with Nietzsche's both profound rules approximately sublimation. He additionally awarded Nietzsche as a pioneer of recent psychology and argued key to realizing his total philosophy is to determine it as a response opposed to Christianity.

Many students some time past part century have taken factor with a few of Kaufmann's interpretations, however the ebook ranks as the most influential bills ever written of any significant Western philosopher. that includes a brand new foreword via Alexander Nehamas, this Princeton Classics version of Nietzsche introduces a brand new new release of readers to 1 the main influential debts ever written of any significant Western philosopher.

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