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Nietzsche: Philosophy in an Hour

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Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Neitzsche in just one hour.

Philosophy has always been dangerous for philosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche made it dangerous for everyone. His ideas presaged a collective madness which was to ravage Europe throughout the first half of the twentieth century, drawing a chilling parallel with the insanity tha
ebook, 77 pages
Published May 17th 2012 by Harper Collins UK
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Sameer Alshenawi
Just for the busy people . I finished this audiobook in one hour walk.
Jackie Munzar
A good primer on Nietzsche the man, but anyone interested in his actual philosophical thinking would do better to just go out and read his writings, or at least read a more substantial introduction to them. It's not that there's nothing in here about his ideas because there is, and I suppose what is there is a sort of stiff springboard to launch the neophyte into the very shallow end, but it just feels like these insights have been stapled onto the end as a rough set of notes.

As touched upon ab
Dec 09, 2016 Roqsan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Didn't feel I knew a lot more about Nietzsche's ideas after reading this book than when I started it. You will probably be better off with a quick google.
Daniel Stephens
Mar 15, 2017 Daniel Stephens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pretty good and entertaining life of Nietzsche. Had a few bits of info on his life I didn't know.
Strongly - and rightly, puts to bed any claim he was an antisemite. All that nonsense was invented by his Nazi sister.
My only criticism is that it's very light on his actual philosophy - which with a thinker as deep and radical as Neitchze is not that surprising, but is disappointing.
Lou Gillies
As with other books in this series, this is much more a biography of the philosopher in question, followed by chosen highlights of his works. It's a fairly easy-going, interesting introduction to the topic of Nietzsche, but doesn't provide much insight if you're coming from outside the realms of philosophy.
Aug 04, 2016 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not patronising and an interesting read.
Dec 10, 2013 Gabrielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good intro for Nietzche, but not a full on summary of his philosophy, more of a biography than going through his works and analyze them for an hour.
Jan 29, 2015 Juan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: philosophers and philosophy enthusiasts.
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Just fine!
Sabine Haddad
I wanted a bit more philosophy, and a bit less biography...
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Paul Strathern (born 1940) is a British writer and academic. He was born in London, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, after which he served in the Merchant Navy over a period of two years. He then lived on a Greek island. In 1966 he travelled overland to India and the Himalayas. His novel A Season in Abyssinia won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1972.

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