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Basic Writings of Nietzsche (Modern Library Classics) by Friedrich Nietzsche

By Friedrich Nietzsche

100 years after his loss of life, Friedrich Nietzsche continues to be the main influential thinker of the trendy period. easy Writings of Nietzsche gathers the full texts of 5 of Nietzsche's most crucial works, from his first booklet to his final: The beginning of Tragedy; past stable and Evil; at the family tree of Morals; The Case of Wagner; and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated through the good Nietzsche student Walter Kaufmann, this quantity offers a definitive advisor to the total diversity of Nietzsche's thought.

Included are also seventy-five aphorisms, decisions from Nietzsche's correspondence, and versions from drafts for Ecce Homo.

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He exposed in detail the machinations of Nietzsche’s sister Elisabeth to manipulate her brother’s texts, and to enlist him in the very causes that he had consistently denounced. Her crude prejudices, including a heavy dose of anti-Semitism, had nothing in common with her brother’s philosophy. Since she controlled his papers, she could publish from his vast pile of notes what she chose, and carpenter together materials that did not belong together or that he had discarded. For eleven years, until Nietzsche’s death in 1900, and for years thereafter, she held a virtual monopoly on interpreting her brother to the world, and other commentators on Nietzsche’s thought more or less helplessly followed her deceptive lead.

F. M. ” For all that, Wilamowitz had a point, though he was completely blind to Nietzsche’s merits. Some of the “philology” of the future aped the manifest defects of Nietzsche’s book without partaking of his genius—and, by a remarkable irony of fate, Nietzsche himself was to suffer a great deal, posthumously, from pseudo-scholars who substituted effusive prose for precision and correctness. On the whole, however, the general estimate of posterity has been much closer to Cornford’s view, and he himself and Jane Harrison have done a good deal to sustain Nietzsche’s central intuitions.

This drop in the number of students was surely due to Wilamowitz’s first polemic. By the next summer, however, his lectures on the Pre-Platonic Philosophers drew eleven students; in 1876 the same course drew ten, and his lectures On Plato’s Life and Doctrines nineteen. In 1878, finally, just before his retirement, he had more students than ever, though certainly not many: Hesiod’s Works and Days (13), Plato’s Apology of Socrates (6), Greek Lyrical Poets (13), Introduction to the Study of Plato (8).

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