Ronald Hayman - Nietzsche (The Great Philosophers) (New Paperback)
The Great Philosophers Series : No' 5.
A short book combining extracts from the work of one of the world's greatest thinkers combined with commentary from one of Britain's most distinguished writers on philosophy.
'God is dead', announced Nietzsche - before going on to abolish himself.
Envious contemporaries of Nietzsche ridiculed him as a mad man - and yet they came closer than they knew in characterising a philosopher in whose thought ambivalence approximated to disintegration of the self.
While the nineteenth century's coherent, consistent systems of certainty came crashing down ingloriously at the very first touch of the twentieth, Nietzsche's discourses survived. He was more modern, it seemed, than 'the moderns'.
In this stimulating and provocative guide, Hayman reveals how Nietzsche's work is more contemporary and relevant than ever in a new postmodern age.
- Format : Small, Thin New Paperback
- Condition : New
- Category : Non-Fiction - Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality
- Published : 1997 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
- ISBN : 9781474616751
- SKU : B002515
- PPC : LL200gm
- RRP : £3.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Great book. It is now one of my favourite books. This book goes into a lot of detail, not only on Nietzsche's life, but on the world around him, specifically his reception among his peers, and where his ideas stand in history.
This book is dense. It is not a breezy read. Have a dictionary at hand. Hayman is a good writer; he can condense complex ideas.
There are also a few funny stories about Nietzsche in the book, like the one about him fighting a tailor over some trousers. There was also some surprising things. For instance, Nietzsche was quite good at riding a horse despite his terrible eyesight. What makes this book invaluable is that you get the sense of how his childhood, his myopia, his headaches, his digestive problems, his loneliness, his travels and the early death of his father, all influenced his writing. Nietzsche's total dedication to pursuing understanding and truth makes the modern "thinkers" look like dilettantes." - Amazon Review.
Higham Ronald Hayman was a British critic, dramatist, and writer who was best known as a biographer.
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