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Nietzsche on life after death (edited)

Advantages: Comfortable philosophy for a change
Disadvantages: ?

I chose-out of the book "A Nietzsche Reader"- to write only about Nietzsche's view on life and life after death, because I find it very intruiging. Some aspects will appear very familiar and others out of the blue and it is exactly that what makes it so s ...

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Review of A Nietzsche Reader - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Nietzsches philosophical biography

Advantages: not a good commentator on his own work
Disadvantages: much 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 ...

aprose 24.01.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Ecce Homo - Friedrich Nietzsche

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An 'Excellent Book'

Advantages: Inspiringly written
Disadvantages: A 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 enti ...

BennyOnTheLoose 08.08.2000 · Read full review
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beyond good and evil

Advantages: an espousal of vitality
Disadvantages: ignorance of the reality of 'aristocratic virtue'

This title is basically a collection of aphorisms by Nietzsche. Although you might be tempted to dismiss him out of hand because he was referred to by the Nazis you should bear in mind that he was hardly a German nationalist himself. Nietzsche used to ...

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Review of Beyond Good And Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Cherry-pickers beware!

Advantages: A seminal Nietzsche text.
Disadvantages: Not a respected translation.

Beyond Good and Evil is a text of central importance to understanding Nietzsche's philosophy as a whole, if such a thing can be achieved! However, the first and most important point to bear in mind with reading Nietzsche is... don't cherry pick! Nietzs ...

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