Without that, one may happen upon an unhappy and lonely man writing manifestos for the Third Reich; but if that is the case, then one has read foolishly and done grave mischief to Nietzsche. However, what I am dissatisfied with is the quality of the Kindle edition of this book. Nietzsche never says that the strong should be followed, and perhaps in other books of his one can draw differing conclusions about what Nietzsche really is promoting, however, from the Genealogy, it is clear that the contrast between the strong and the weak makes the strong a more appropriate role model. Hollingdale is an English writer, best known for his book Nietzsche: The Man and His Philosophy. Certainly, this peasant will not have the will-to-power to reshape the world, but he will be more or less the relative peace of normal life. I think I have a decent understanding of both works, or at least as good of an understanding as anyone can achieve with the enigma that is Friedrich Nietzsche. They see truth as beyond criticism.
For instance, he's call the Jews some of the most harmful forces in human history and then many pages later and with some of these things even books later he will say that despite that their general mentality is essential to our survival and that any form of antisemitism is horrifically misguided. Nevertheless, these two books stand out as important works which must be understood by those who seek to develop an understanding of the rise of nihilism in the Twentieth Century. The real explanation of bad conscience is quite different. One is used to help the will all its directions, while the wills in only one direction-the abyss into suffering. Nietzsche claims those who live life in peace and espouse Christian behavior are really weak and tell themselves they are stronger than those oppressing them because of their virtues, that one day they'll be greater than all of them, this couched in the beatitudes.
The agriculturalists were forced into a new situation in which they suffered, and the solution was to turn to the morality of the weak. I'll just admit that I had a hard time taking much of it all that seriously. It contains chapters on all the books he himself published. This text is one of Nietzsche's final works. This is a dance I must admit I know at least a little too well. The entirety of Ecce Homo is an exercise in amor fati.
Nietzsche insists that Europe's taming of man is a tremendous danger, for we are made to be weary of our own being. In one sense it is Nietzsche's autobiography. Kaufman does an amazing job translating and explaining Nietzche's work. Friedrich Nietzsche was born in 1844 in Röcken Saxony , Germany. It seems to me that Nietzsche is a referential adviser; not a person to whom one should read, digest and discard; nor an author whom one should carry in ones back pocket; but, rather, an author one should consider from time to time, if only to contemplate our world from a different angle. By way of clarification and supplement to my last book Beyond Good and Evil Oxford World's Classics.
The translations capture a naturalistic, if declamatory, literary voice, while select citations of the original German reveal in greater depth Nietzsche's rhetorical style and use of wordplay. On the Genealogy of Morals 1887 shows him using philsophy, psychology, and classical philology in an effort to give new direction to an ancient discipline. Although the context is different, Weber is asking exactly what Nietzsche asked: the politician must know what words of praises he should forget and always know what he needs to remember to keep his crowds in control; he needs to constantly adapt to the changing conditions of the crowd so that he will always know its language and express his Will with this tongue. It seems that this essay is one of the most accessible Nietzsche. Bad conscience is responsible for the Abrahamic conception of God, which in Nietzsche's opinion, amounts to man's self-laceration instead of his self valorization as in the case of the tribal gods. But Nietzsche takes me back.
Previously my impression was that Nietzsche pioneered this style of thought, but I've learned through recent reading that Marx was earlier. Man is naturally cruel, he argues. On the Genealogy of Morals I have heard a lot of people say about this work that it is Nietzsche at his most coherent and sober, that he has a clear purpose in mind. It condemns the actual world to the effect to holding up the 'beyond' or the 'ideal' world as the beacon of truth. The scientist and the priest are both dispassionate and controlled by either nature or God, respectively, and for Nietzsche both options are unpalatable and are to be done away with. So there is no simplistic cause-and-effect relationship in the historical dynamic according to Nietzsche.
Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it—all idealism is mendaciousness in the face of what is necessary—but love it. He also presents Napoleon as the last man to have incarnated this aristocratic ideal, a synthesis of inhuman and superhuman. Marx claims that bourgeois morality is just a cynical false-front that the bourgeoisie and upper classes use to brainwash the masses; Nietzsche, meanwhile, claims that slave morality is just a cynical false-front that the rabble use to brainwash the aristocracy and elites. Kaufmann's is so far behind these that I cannot justify giving it more than three stars. Zur Genealogie der Moral, edited by Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2002. He was posthumously tied with the nationale nervosó anti-Semitist values he so violently attacked and hated. He will sink into a world of doubts and superstition, and as Nietzsche writes, he will think that he has done things intrinsically evil against his gods or ancestors.
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. So, Nietzsche tends to over-explain it here and a good 10% of the work is mere regurgitation of Zarathustra. Yet Ecce Homo is relatively calm and tranquil, while The Antichrist is a jeremiad full of venom and vitriol. The difficulty of this mastery is precisely the difficulties of acquiring new languages: it is hard for an adult thrown into a different country to learn the native tongue, but unlike those of the slave morality who give up and blame oneself for inherent inability or blame the language for being evil, the strong people will patiently learn the language. His books include Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist, From Shakespeare to Existentialism, and Existentialism: From Dostoevsky to Sartre. It contains chapters on all the books he himself published.