A Philosophical Biography
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Nietzsche by Rudiger Safranski
Book DescriptionNo other modern philosopher has proved as influential as Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and none is as poorly understood. In the first new biography in decades, Rudiger Safranski, one of the foremost living Nietzsche scholars, re-creates the anguished life of Nietzsche while simultaneously assessing the philosophical implications of his morality, religion, and art. Struggling to break away from the oppressive burdens of the past, Nietzsche invented a unique philosophy based on compulsive self-consciousness and constant self-revision. As groundbreaking as it will be long-lasting, this biography offers a brilliant, multifaceted portrait of a towering figure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393323801
(208mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Rudiger Safranski
Rudiger Safranskiis a German philosopher and writer, and the author of biographies on Friedrich Schiller, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Friedrich Nietzsche. He lives in Berlin. Shelley Frisch is the prize-winning translator of biographies of Nietzsche, Einstein, and Kafka. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
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