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Ecce Homo : Penguin Classics -  Friedrich Nietzsche

Ecce Homo

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Published: February 1993
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In late 1888, only weeks before his final collapse into madness, Nietzsche (1844 1900) set out to compose his autobiography, and Ecce Homo remains one of the most intriguing yet bizarre examples of the genre ever written. In this extraordinary work Nietzsche traces his life, work and development as a philosopher, examines the heroes he has identified with, struggled against and then overcome Schopenhauer, Wagner, Socrates, Christ and predicts the cataclysmic impact of his forthcoming revelation of all values . Both self-celebrating and self-mocking, penetrating and strange, Ecce Homo gives the final, definitive expression to Nietzsche s main beliefs and is in every way his last testament.

About The Author

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 values derived from Christianity and its emphasis on heavenly rewards. His ideas were appropriated by the Fascists, who turned his theories into social realities that he had never intended.

Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Note on the Text and Translationp. xxix
Select Bibliographyp. xxx
A Chronology of Friedrich Nietzschep. xxxv
Ecce Homo
Forewordp. 3
Why I Am So Wisep. 7
Why I Am So Cleverp. 19
Why I Write Such Good Booksp. 36
The Birth of Tragedyp. 45
The Untimeliesp. 50
Human, All Too Humanp. 55
Daybreakp. 61
The Gay Sciencep. 64
Thus Spoke Zarathustrap. 65
Beyond Good and Evilp. 77
Genealogy of Moralsp. 79
Twilight of the Idolsp. 80
The Wagner Casep. 82
Why I Am a Destinyp. 88
Explanatory Notesp. 97
Glossary of Namesp. 117
Indexp. 121
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ISBN: 9780140445152
ISBN-10: 0140445153
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: February 1993
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.5  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1