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Friedrich Nietzsche's past strong and Evil is translated from the German through R.J. Hollingdale with an creation by means of Michael Tanner in Penguin Classics. past solid and Evil proven Nietzsche's place because the towering eu thinker of his age. The paintings dramatically rejects the culture of Western idea with its notions of fact and God, sturdy and evil. Nietzsche demonstrates that the Christian global is steeped in a fake piety and contaminated with a 'slave morality'. With wit and effort, he turns from this critique to a philosophy that celebrates the current and calls for that the person imposes their very own 'will to strength' upon the realm. This version incorporates a remark at the textual content by way of the translator and Michael Tanner's advent, and is the reason a number of the extra summary passages in past reliable and Evil. Frederich Nietzsche (1844-1900) grew to become the chair of classical philology at Basel college on the age of 24 until eventually his undesirable health and wellbeing compelled him to retire in 1879. He divorced himself from society until eventually his ultimate cave in in 1899 whilst he turned insane. A powerfully unique philosopher, Nietzsche's effect on next writers, akin to George Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann and Jean-Paul Sartre, was once enormous. for those who loved past solid and Evil it's possible you'll like Nietzsche's hence Spoke Zarathustra, additionally on hand in Penguin Classics. 'One of the best books of a really nice philosopher' Michael Tanner

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HOLLINGDALE translated eleven of Nietzsche's books and published two books about him; he also translated works by, among others, Schopenhauer, Goethe, E. T. A. Hoffman, Lichtenberg and Theodor Fontane, many of these for Penguin Classics. He was the honorary president of the British Nietzsche Society. R. J. Hollingdale died in 2001. In its obituary The Times described him as ‘Britain's foremost postwar Nietzsche specialist’ and the Guardian paid tribute to his ‘inspired gift for German translation’.

Hollingdale BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future Preface Supposing truth to be a woman – what? is the suspicion not well founded that all philosophers, when they have been dogmatists, have had little understanding of women? that the gruesome earnestness, the clumsy importunity with which they have hitherto been in the habit of approaching truth have been inept and improper means for winning a wench? Certainly she has not let herself be won – and today every kind of dogmatism stands sad and discouraged.

So, to take the case under discussion: both the Stoic and Superman assume an attitude of acceptance (to use the most neutral word available) towards life. But the grounds on which they found their attitudes are fundamentally different, and so their attitudes are essentially different too. The Stoic, in Nietzsche's account of him, examines the world and realizes that it is futile to attempt to interfere with its predetermined course. The Stoic maintains that his values are imposed on him by the world, that having scrutinized the world there is only one possible attitude to take and in this respect he is no different from other philosophers: as Nietzsche writes later in Section 9, ‘this is an old and never-ending story: what formerly happened with the Stoics still happens today as soon as a philosophy begins to believe in itself’.

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