Twilight of the Idols/The Anti-Christ
Twilight of the Idols, 'a grand declaration of war' on all the prevalent ideas of his time, offers a lightning tour of his whole philosophy. It also prepares the way for The Anti-Christ, a final assault on institutional Christianity. Yet although Nietzsche makes a compelling cas...more
If I had one thing to say about Frederick Nietzsche, and that is that he is a nutter. It might sound harsh, but it is true. He went insane in about 1888, and d...more
Very sharp, though, rather insightful, and full of interesting psychological explanation and philosophical digression. This book makes me wish Nietzsche was st...more
As anyone who has thumbed through a volume of Nietzsche can tell you, his work isn’t composed of clear, well-defined pr...more
The aphorisms are great; he is definitely one of the more tweetable philosophers, but all in all I'm just measuring how I've developed...more
welcome to the great declaration of war, against all of the idols. the more wounds on the body...more
He asks us to be skeptics, but he takes his ideas to the extremes and by doing so distorts reality.
That said, there was much to be interacted with seriously, to be thought about, to be learned from.
1. Will to life (partici...more
But alas I am a confessed skeptic and cynic; thus I admire his courage. Few human beings who have ever walked this earth, scholars or otherwise, are so willing to challenge the convictions of their time, and, for that matter...more
His perspective on organized religion and Christianity in particular truly resonated for me. What he wrote was exa...more
Although known best by many to have authored the Will to Power, the sagacity that Nietzsche possessed culminates in its fullest gran...more
This book ends with the line, “I, the last disciple of the philosopher Dionysus — I, the teacher of the eternal recur...more
To sum it up- God is dead, so celebrate your free life.