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This text provides an introduction to Nietzsche's philosophy and seeks to reflect the diversity and depth of the 19th-century thinker. It shows his anticipation of existentialism, psychoanalysis, semiotics and postmodernism and explores his theories on the existence of God and human evolution.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 7th 1997 by Totem Books (first published 1997)
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Amira Mahmoud
Feb 10, 2015 Amira Mahmoud rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

نيتشه ودوستويفسكي، يا الجمال! :)))

Hayel Barakat
Oct 09, 2015 Hayel Barakat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: فلسفة
كتاب لافت عن نيتشه

نيتشه كان من أبرز الممهّدين لعلم النفس وكان عالم لغويات متميزاً. كان متشائم ومنعزل الى حد بعيد. يكره الخلطة ويستحقر الدين، يكره النساء وتكلم عن الحب والحقيقة والاخلاق.
تطرق الكاتب في هذا الكتاب للتحدث عن فيلسوف اثار لغطاً واسعاً بعد موته. في اراءه عن النفس والحب والجنس، مما أدى الى تغير جذري في مسلك علم النفس المعاصر.

سيجموند فرويد ترجم فلسفة نيتشه الى علم سيكولوجي معاصر أثر في سير العلم النفسي القائم حالياً. االكتاب يوضح اهم اراء فلسفة نيتشه التي صاغها بعد تأثره بفليسوف التشاؤم
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Ibrahim Saad


هناك مفارقة عجيبة في حياة نيتشة ، فهذا الطفل الذي كان والده قسيسًا لوثريًا، من أسرة ارستقراطية الأصل، و الذي كان كثير من أجداده من جهة الأب أو الأم قساوسة ورجال دين، وقد تأثر في نشأته بهذه الروح، حتى دعاه أصحابه في المدرسة وهو مازال صغيرًا بـ" الراعي الصغير" أو " القسيس الصغير، و قد قرأت أنه كان قادرًا على ترتيل بعض آيات الإنجيل والتراتيل الدينية المؤثرة، التي تكاد أن تثير البكاء، هذا الطفل لم تكن أسرته تعلم أنه سيكون فيما بعد أكبر مناهض للمسيحية، وسيخرج من يديه كتاب اسمه " عدو المسيح " وأنه قد
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نور محمد
«الرجل العميق يحتاج إلى أصدقاء ما لم يكن له إله، وأنا ليس لي إله ولا صديق.»
Tim Pendry
This book is part of a series of graphic accounts of significant modern philosophers and ideas. The original idea behind the series was that you could educate through a combination of image and crisp short summaries of the life and history of complicated people and concepts.

This is both absurd and helpful. None of these books (largely produced in the post-modern fervour of the 1990s) can do more than skim the surface of a subject. Ideas can be so foreshortened that they are meaningless to the u
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Jigar Brahmbhatt
Jul 06, 2016 Jigar Brahmbhatt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful if you want a quick taste of all his ideas, make a list of those that interest you the most, and dig them further in more scholarly books. Here are some random jottings:

1) Kant epitomized the tradition of thought going back to Plato which seeks knowledge of final truths beyond the confines of our daily experience, an underlying timeless reality (like Schopenhauer’s idea of Will). This conception of truth wants to transcend the particular facts of any culture or individual or indeed
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Rajiv
Feb 11, 2013 Rajiv rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't tell you just how brilliant this book is. Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the greatest philosophers of all time, and his ideas can be difficult to understand. He has also produced a lot of books, which are dense and rife with allegories, philosophical thoughts, and reflections on life, reality, and religion, among other things. This book, a collaboration by Gane and Piero, does an amazing work of condensing his thoughts into an accessible format.

The text is clear, sharp, and easy to unders
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Donald
Dec 26, 2009 Donald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
I found this while at the bookshop looking for something else. I liked the look of the cover so I picked it up and had a flick through. It is very pretty and very desirable. Introductory texts like this often pique my interest but my sense of pride, or machismo, makes me hesitate. The booming voice in my head says: not tough enough for the original material, Senor Quixote? And I am not. I've trudged through a couple of Nietzche's works and found it heavy going, not much of it stuck.

But I walked
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فتحي سرور
سلسلة"أقدم لك" بصفة عامة تعتبر من السلاسل الموصى بها بشدة للمبتداين،في هذا الجزء تحديداً أجتهد المؤلفان في أدخال القارئ لعالم نيتشه المميز بسلام،و أظنهم نجحوا،لن أناقش أفكار نيتشه ألا بعد الأحتكاك به بشكل مباشر.
Wilde Sky
Mar 06, 2017 Wilde Sky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book recounts the life and ideas of a famous philosopher.

I found many of the concepts (and the direct quotes from the philosopher) in this book really fascinating – some of the narrative / writing (around the philosopher's concepts) was a bit ropey.
Abeer Nwaider
فكرة جيدة للكتاب ينقصه تنظيم وتبسيط للافكار المعقدة والمتناقضة لفكر نيتشه بشكل افضل وشرح انه كان يغير افكاره واراؤه باستمرار لان القارئ المبتدئ بعلم الفلسفة مثلي سيضيع بين فكرة وفكرة اعجبتني فكرة الرسوم الكاريكاتورية ولكنها لم تدرك غايتها بالتبسيط فكنت افهم ما اقرا ولكن لا ترسخ المعلومة بذهني بالشكل الصحيح
برايي يستحق 3 نجمات
Sebah Al-Ali
Aug 05, 2013 Sebah Al-Ali rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-13
وجدته وبدأت به لأني أردت معرفة المزيد عن نيتشه. بدايته كانت ممتعة، حتى بدأت تختلط الأمور. و تحول الكتاب من كتاب عن نيتشه لكتاب يناقش أفكار و أشخاص و في طريقه أحيانا يذكر نيتشه من مبدأ "و بالمناسبة." لا أعرف، ضعت به، بمعنى الكلمة.

لا أعرف ما هو المقصود من الكتاب، أو إن كانت المشكلة في الترجمة، لكن لا أنصح به من يريد الإطلاع على سيرة حياة نيتشه بشكل عام و يريد التعرف على شيء من أفكاره.

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تعلمت:
- اسمه فردرش نيتشه، ولد 1844 لعائلة روسية متدينة.
- بعد وفاة والده في الخامسة من عمره، نشأ و قضى ما تبقى م
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Elena
Mar 06, 2016 Elena rated it really liked it
I don't care much for philosophy, but Nietzsche was such a dramatic lunatic that the graphic novel format suits him well. I will never get that image of him having sex out of my head, sadly. My favorite image was the one about eternal return which shows him walking through a dark forest. I also loved the jaunty cartoony images of him when he announced he was the antichrist and started making appointments with the king of italy. Thoroughly readable, and I happily read the whole thing.
ShaYmaa El-AGamy
بعد مقدمة في الفلسفة إنك تبدأ لنيتشه كان تحدي كبير وصعب .. لان الافكار مهشمة وغير واضحة وتحتاج لكثير من التدقيق ،،
شخص يكره المسيحية ويفضل اليهودية ذلك رغم إلحاده الواضح ،،
فراقه لصديق وبعده عنه لمجرد أختلافه معه في وحهة النظر !
من نيتشه كيف يفكر ولما يفكر هكذا !! ما نظرته للحياة والطبيعة والمعاني والالفاظ والمسميات ووجهة النظر السياسية !
كفلسفة لا أفقه بها شيئا ،، ولذا فالرحلة مستمره وربما اعود للكتاب مره أخري ....
Elius
Mar 23, 2013 Elius rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elius by: Rajiv
You know, I haven't read much Nietzsche, but I felt good reading it. I know it's just a summary, and I may be wrong, but he has a morbid optimism in his philosophy. He knew people aren't ready for his ideas, but they will be, and when they do, his writing's will help them leave their humanity behind and be Supermen.

How can I not respect that?
ibrahim
تعتبر هذه السلسلة.سلسلة أقدم لك.مدخلا لا بأس به فى سبر أغوار الفلسفة .والفلاسفة.عن طريق عرض اراء وأفكار الشخصية المختارة .بأسلوب بسيط.مدعم بالصور .كالمجلات المصورة .مما يسهل على غير المتعمقين من أمثالى.
José Oroño
I've got a soft-spot for these books. They provide a very motivating, if superficial, introduction to the topic at hand. Each section, no longer than 4 o 5 pages, introduces the reader to a new concept or facet of the thinker's life, and can be read on its own, without having to reference earlier parts of the book. That alone makes these my books of choice to read between classes and during my commutes, when I only have around 5 minutes to read and I want to make good use of them.

Now, I honestly
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A.
May 06, 2017 A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been longing for a series like this and it served me well. The truth is in the title: It's an introduction, not a comprehensive text. However, it does recommend comprehensive texts. Very helpful for someone like me with large holes in their education.
Soukayna
Personally, I am a great admirer of Nietzsche who, though not flawless, provided us with some very fundamental insights into human psychology and engaged deeply with some of the toughest metaphysical and other philosophical problems encountered in Western philosophy.
Dylan Grant
The first book I read by Nietzsche was Thus Spake Zarathustra. At the end of my edition of the book there was an essay that said that Thus Spake Zarathustra is the most inaccessible of Nietzsche's works, and it should be read only after having read the rest of his body of work. Gee, would have liked to know that beforehand!

That being said, I still enjoyed Thus Spake Zarathustra immensely, even though I did not agree with its opinions all of the time. Ever since I read it I was looking for a boo
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Amanda L
The illustrations really carried this the whole way through. For being shy of 200 pages and averaging about 3 sentences per page, it is perhaps a bit too brief, in that it requires the reader to thoroughly connect the dots to produce a clear picture. Sometimes I'd sit there puzzled thinking about a page for longer than it took to read the text.

It's worthwhile in that it offers perspective on the history and the other key players making major contributions to Western thought in Nietzsche's time.
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Will
Jan 17, 2016 Will rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-2011
Edition 1-84046-627-8

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This timeless, non-physical cosmic force doesn't lead Schopenhauer to the diea of God. Instead, Will is seen as the source of suffering, since wissing never brings contentment, but only futher desire.

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Music is distingushied from all the other arts by the fact that it is not a copy of the phenomenon . . . but a direct copy of the will itself.

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if we chop up the endless tontinuum of the world into manageable pieces for our digestion, let us not imagine that the menu we prepa
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Sleepless
Feb 21, 2016 Sleepless rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
** Read for the international philosophy olympiad**

This series is becoming a favorite of mine. These books take complicated ideas and manage to make them easily understood. I've been wanting to read Nietzsche for basically ever but found myself intimidated by his books. After reading this, I feel a bit more confident that I'll be able to read something original Nietzsche wrote and maybe even understand a bit of it.

I find Nietzsche fasinating. He's such an incredible influence on our culture. I
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Nicholas Lee
May 01, 2013 Nicholas Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intro to Nietzsche serves as didactic primer for those unfamiliar to him and his works. What's great about this book is that there are colorful and enagaing illustrations to complement the concise takeaway points strewn throughout the book. The first half of the book details Nietzsche's life, while the second half more broadly addresses his beliefs, along with more contemporary philosophers that cited him as their primary influence.

What I didn't like was the book's lack of explanation for some o
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Miguel
Mar 23, 2012 Miguel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An engaging and comprehensive summary of Nietzsche's various thoughts organized primarily chronologically, but also establishing thematic links where necessary. The book effectively pairs the prose of Gane to paraphrase Nietzsche's ideas (which would likely satisfy Nietzsche himself) and quotes from Nietzsche. One of the most remarkable elements of this text are the illustrations which are spectacular and add a great deal of depth to this light analysis and re-articulation of Nietzsche's core as ...more
Chiron
Feb 23, 2015 Chiron rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
My version is illustrated by Kitty Chan not Piero. Looking at an online preview it seems that they kept the text the same but re-illustrated it with Piero. Not sure why - I enjoyed the art in my old version. Anyway, I thought the book was a very understandable introduction and has me inspired to read some real books by Nietzsche now. I've been reading several books in this series and this one is definitely one of the best - I appreciate the use of many direct quotes from Nietzsche's works and a ...more
Mallory
Jan 21, 2011 Mallory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This graphic guide provides an introduction to the philosophy of Nietzche. In biographical format this book outlines how his thought processes changed over time, who his influences were, and where he eventually ended up. It is written in (somewhat) basic language so that even a non-philosophy major can appreciate it, however your standard philosophic terms are used so you may want to keep a dictionary close by. The graphics keep it interesting, and sometimes even humorous.
Adam
Aug 26, 2011 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
I expected this to be a kind of philosophical comic relief, but the amount and accuracy of the information was surprisingly good. Most of the book comprises short quotes by Nietzsche himself, and when the author paraphrases (a perilous endeavor), he avoids inference. Much of the work describes Nietzsche's life and development of thought. The illustrations, while sometimes amusing, primarily serve to illuminate the influences to Nietzsche's thinking, as well as the legacy of his writings.
Balu
A great introduction into Nietzsche ideas and way of thinking.
A preliminary read to all his works and ideas
It also clarifies some aspects that people misunderstand about him, such as his relation to the Nazis or religion and his relationship with his sister and the way he revised his views with other philosophers like Kent, Freud etc
Timea
Nov 19, 2012 Timea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although Nietzche's ideas are very complex I feel like this book did just what the title promised; it introduced his concepts. Even through the sheer general viewpoint I was able to percieve his many contradictions and gain a grasp of what he was about. Some of the graphics even provided comical relief.
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