Nietzsche: The Gay Science by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Nietzsche: The Gay Science
By Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Nietzsche: The Gay Science

With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

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Edited by Bernard Williams See other recent books by Bernard Williams
Translated by Adrian del Caro See other recent books by Adrian del Caro
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Nietzsche: The Gay Science by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Nietzsche wrote The Gay Science, which he later described as 'perhaps my most personal book', when he was at the height of his intellectual powers, and the reader will find in it an extensive and sophisticated treatment of the philosophical themes and views which were most central to Nietzsche's own thought and which have been most influential on later thinkers. These include the death of God, the problem of nihilism, the role of truth, falsity and the will-to-truth in human life, the doctrine of the eternal recurrence, and the question of the proper attitude to adopt toward human suffering and toward human achievement. This volume presents the work in a new translation by Josefine Nauckhoff, with an introduction by Bernard Williams that elucidates the work's main themes and discusses their continuing philosophical importance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521636452
ISBN-10: 0521636450
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 305
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Bernard Williams is Deutsch Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His many publications include Problems of the Self (Cambridge University Press, 1973), Moral Luck (Cambridge University Press, 1981), Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (Harvard University Press, 1986), Shame and Necessity (University of California Press, 1993), and Making Sense of Humanity (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

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