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Nietzsche: The Gay Science : With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Nietzsche: The Gay Science

With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

Paperback Published: 23rd October 2001
ISBN: 9780521636452
Number Of Pages: 305

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Nietzsche wrote The Gay Science, which he later described as 'perhaps my most personal book', when he was at the height of his intellectual powers, and the reader will find in it an extensive and sophisticated treatment of the philosophical themes and views which were most central to Nietzsche's own thought and which have been most influential on later thinkers. These include the death of God, the problem of nihilism, the role of truth, falsity and the will-to-truth in human life, the doctrine of the eternal recurrence, and the question of the proper attitude to adopt toward human suffering and toward human achievement. This volume presents the work in a new translation by Josefine Nauckhoff, with an introduction by Bernard Williams that elucidates the work's main themes and discusses their continuing philosophical importance.

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'The Gay Science deserves prominent attention from philosophers who study Nietzsche's works, and indeed from anyone with an interest in moral psychology and the origin of our values. this new edition is a great achievement, which should for most purposes supersede Kaufmann as the standard translation, and which will have an important role to play in bringing this work into prominence and in furthering the study of Nietzsche in the English-speaking world.' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Joke, cunning and revenge: prelude in German rhymes
Book one
Book two
Book three
Book four: St Januarius
Book five: we fearless ones
Appendix: songs of Prince Vogelfrei
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ISBN: 9780521636452
ISBN-10: 0521636450
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 305
Published: 23rd October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5