Twilight of the Idols/The Antichrist (Philosophical Classics)
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
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As anyone who has thumbed through a volume of Nietzsche can tell you, his work isn’t composed of clear, well-defined pr ...more
This book ends with the line, “I, the last disciple of the philosopher Dionysus — I, the teacher of the eternal recur ...more
20 October 2010
I found this book in the bible college library and as such decided that I had to read it (who would expect to find Nietzsche, a man who hated Christianty, in the library of a Bible College – the again this wasn't a fundamentalist, can't have any books that aren't written by approved authors in the library type of Bible College). However he was there, and I decided to read him. It also help that in my Church History lecture we looked ...more
Although known best by many to have authored the Will to Power, the sagacity that Nietzsche possessed culminates in its fullest gran ...more
Twilight of the Idols: Rife with contradiction, I got the impression much was said for shock value. He uses the Sudra to show the horrors morality supposedly inflicts on social classes, but immediately afterwards laments the equality we are faced with today. A more amusing contradiction, however, is his take on morality as a concept. He writes that "[moral j ...more
I read this first in high-school, and it's a perfect book to be introduced to Nietzsche with. The aphorisms have a lot of punch and they're easy to get something out of - and even more if you're not a high-schooler reading them. I still enjoyed these books years later, and if I only give it five stars, it's because there's better Nietzsche to read.
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
When a man feels that he has a divine mission, say to lift up, to save or to liberate mankind—when a man feels the divine spark in his heart and believes that he is the mouthpiece of super natural imperatives—when such a mission inflames him, it is only natural that he should stand beyond all merely reasonable standards of judgment. He feels that he is himself sanctified by this mission, that he is himself a type of a hi ...more
The best review of these kinds of book of Nietzsche is a quote from him in this book:
my ambition is to say in ten sentences what other people say in a book and what other people do not say in a book ...
This is a book like that. In this book, you can find Nietzsche thoughts about so many things: morality, religion, education, music, other great thinkers he knew … This is a ...more