The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

H. L. Mencken


The first publication on Nietzsche ever to seem in English, this exam through mythical journalist H. L. Mencken remains to be probably the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this booklet whereas nonetheless in his 20s, yet his penchant for thoroughness used to be obtrusive even at that younger age—in instruction for scripting this booklet, he learn Nietzsche's works of their entirety, regularly within the unique German. a quick biographical comic strip is by way of transparent and thorough factors of Nietzsche's simple strategies and attitudes. Analyzed are Nietzsche's much-misunderstood notion of the superman, his idea of everlasting recurrence, his rejection of Christianity, and his uncomplicated rationalism and materialism. integrated are essays on Nietzsche that seemed in Mencken's journal The clever Set next to the publishing of the unique version of this e-book. approximately a century after its unique booklet, this is still one of many clearest, such a lot concise, and wonderful introductions to Nietzsche to date.

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