Living with Nietzsche
What the Great Immoralist Has to Teach Us
By (author) Professor Robert C. Solomon
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Living with Nietzsche by Professor Robert C. Solomon
Book DescriptionFriedrich Nietzsche is one of the most popular and controversial philosophers of the last 150 years. Narcissistic, idiosyncratic, hyperbolic, irreverent-never has a philosopher been appropriated, deconstructed, and scrutinized by such a disparate array of groups, movements, and schools of thought. Adored by many for his passionate ideas and iconoclastic style, he is also vilified for his lack of rigor, apparent cruelty, and disdain for moral decency. In Living with Nietzsche, Solomon suggests that we read Nietzsche from a very different point of view, as a provocative writer who means to transform the way we view our lives. This means taking Nietzsche personally. Rather than focus on the "true" Nietzsche or trying to determine "what Nietzsche really meant" by his seemingly random and often contradictory pronouncements about "the Big Questions" of philosophy, Solomon reminds us that Nietzsche is not a philosopher of abstract ideas but rather of the dazzling personal insight, the provocative challenge, the incisive personal probe. He does not try to reveal the eternal verities but he does powerfully affect his readers, goading them to see themselves in new and different ways. It is Nietzsche's compelling invitation to self-scrutiny that fascinates us, engages us, and guides us to a "rich inner life." Ultimately, Solomon argues, Nietzsche is an example as well as a promulgator of "passionate inwardness," a life distinguished by its rich passions, exquisite taste, and a sense of personal elegance and excellence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195306774
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Professor Robert C. Solomon
Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Paperback (March 2013)
A series that offers quality editions of important works of literature to the student and the general reader, each featuring new scholarship and pages of carefully crafted extras. It pulls together a constellation of influences; biographical, historical and literary, to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
True to Our Feelings, Paperback (April 2008)
The story of our lives is the story of our passions. We fall in love, we are gripped by scientific curiosity and religious fervor, we fear death and grieve for others, we humble ourselves in envy, jealousy, and resentment. In this remarkable book, Robert Solomon shares his fascination with the emotions and illuminates our passions in an exciting new way.
Little Philosophy Book, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Professor Robert C. Solomon
In this short exploration of major philosophical questions Solomon engages students in an exploration of the self, the universe, and the nature of truth and morality. He addresses perennial questions in an accessible style with attention to history and other cultures. The ideal introduction to a philosophy course.
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Author Biography - Professor Robert C. Solomon
Robert C. Solomon is Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Business and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of more than twenty-five books including Passion for Wisdom (OUP, 1999), The Joy of Philosophy (OUP, 1999), What Nietzsche Really Said (2000), Introducing Philosophy (OUP, 2002), What is an Emotion? (OUP, 2002), Spirituality for the Skeptic (OUP, 2002), and Not Passion's Slave (OUP, 2002).
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