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Ecce Homo is Nietzsche's philosophical biography. It was his last full scale work before he surrendered to the syphillis induced madness which lead to his institutionalisation for the last decade of his life. As with all Nietzsche, this work is fairly ambiguous but there are many rewards ... Read review

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Nietzsches philosophical biography

Advantagesnot a good commentator on his own work

Disadvantagesmuch to offer the careful reader

"Ecce Homo is Nietzsche's philosophical biography. It was his last full scale work before he surrendered to the syphillis induced madness which lead to his institutionalisation for the last decade of his life. As with all Nietzsche, this work is fairly ambiguous but there are many rewards the careful reader. Nietzsche is a notoriously unreliable commentator on his own work. In Ecce Homo Nietzsche is dismissive of metaphysics and of Schopenhauer ..." Read review
24.01.2001

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An 'Excellent Book'

AdvantagesInspiringly written

DisadvantagesA lack of impartiality!

"I use the translation by R.J. Hollingdale, Penguin Classics. A wonderfully written book, written shortly before Nietzsche went completely mad, it has a beautiful style as well as being an illuminating reflection on his philosophy. With chapters entitled 'Why I Am So Wise,' 'Why I Am So Clever,' and 'Why I Write Such Excellent Books,' no-one could accuse Nietzsche of modesty. The style is almost breathtaking in places, a million miles from the ..." Read review
08.08.2000

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Type Non-Fiction
Genre Philosophy
Title Ecce Homo
Author Friedrich Nietzsche
ISBN 3423342498
EAN 9783423342490

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