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Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Contains some of Neitzche's most sustained discussion of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic. With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs.

Author Biography

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women. In 1869 he was appointed Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, where he taught until 1879 when poor health forced him to retire. He never recovered from a nervous breakdown in 1889 and died eleven years later. Known for saying that "god is dead," Nietzsche propounded his metaphysical construct of the superiority of the disciplined individual (superman) living in the present over traditional values derived from Christianity and its emphasis on heavenly rewards. His ideas were appropriated by the Fascists, who turned his theories into social realities that he had never intended.
Release date NZ
January 12th, 1974
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Random House USA Inc
Pages
95
Dimensions
106x177x24
ISBN-13
9780394719856
Product ID
1668112

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