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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: The Philosopher of the Second Reich

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When careful consideration is given to Nietzsche's critique of Platonism and to what he wrote about Bismarck, Kaiser Wilhelm, and to Germany's place in "international relations" (die Groe Politik), the philosopher's carefully cultivated "pose of untimeliness" is revealed to be an imposture. As William H. F. Altman demonstrates, Nietzsche should be recognized as the paradig ...more
ebook, 280 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by Lexington Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Glenn Russell
Nov 30, 2013 Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing
A review of this book by a university professor notes how William H.F. Altman writes an incisive commentary and critique on Nietzsche's political thought and how this book on Nietzsche is the third volume of a trilogy of German political thought. I mention the professor's review since I am approaching Altman's book from quite a different angle -- I am not a scholar nor am I particularly interested in nineteenth century German history or German political thinking.

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H. Jr.
Feb 13, 2013 H. Jr. rated it it was amazing
In this imaginative and refined commentary on Nietzsche’s political thought, Altman provides an incisive critique of the achievement of Nietzsche, as well as his limitations. The work is the third volume of a trilogy on German political thought, following earlier studies by the author of Heidegger and Leo Strauss. Utilizing Nietzsche’s own aphoristic style as evinced in his Daybreak, the main arguments of the text are presented in the course of five chapters (“books”) composed of 155 essays, and ...more
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