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Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" Has to Teach Us

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Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most popular and controversial philosophers of the last 150 years. Narcissistic, idiosyncratic, hyperbolic, irreverent--never has a philosopher been appropriated, deconstructed, and scrutinized by such a disparate array of groups, movements, and schools of thought. Adored by many for his passionate ideas and iconoclastic style, he is also ...more
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Published April 20th 2006 by Oxford University Press (first published January 1st 2003)
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I noted in my review of “Twilight of the Ideals” and “The Anti-Christ” how a figure like Nietzsche seems to draw perennial criticism that denies him the charitable, broad reading that he needs to be fully understood. There are apparently those who continue to find some sort of satisfaction in identifying Nietzsche as a moral or ethical nihilist, a prototypical Nazi, or some sort of right-wing monster generally speaking. For those interested in a wonderful, articulate, and fully historicized refu ...more
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Solomon reminds us that Nietzsche is not a philosopher of abstract ideas but rather of the dazzling personal insight, the provocative challenge, the incisive personal probe.

If you enjoy reading C. G. Jung as I do, I would be sure not to miss out on the psychological dimension of Nietzsche's philosophy.

Nietzsche is an example as well as a promulgator of "passionate inwardness," a life distinguished by its rich passions, exquisite taste, and a sense of personal elegance and excellence.

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Absolutely the best book I have read on Nietzsche. Solomon clears up misunderstandings galore about Nietzsche's philosophy and does a remarkable job at ferreting out a cohesive system amongst many disparate parts. The title of the book notwithstanding, the question the book takes on is "What would Nietzsche make of us?" Along the way he delves into the question of whether not Nietzsche was an existentialist in the same camp as Sartre and Kierkegaard (Solomon concludes that he was, but with sever ...more
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Robert C. Solomon (September 14, 1942 – January 2, 2007) was a professor of continental philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Early life

Solomon was born in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a lawyer, and his mother an artist. After earning a B.A. (1963) at the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to the University of Michigan to study medicine, switching to philosophy for an M.A. (1965)
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