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Philosophy and Truth: Selections from Nietzsche's Notebooks of the Early 1870s

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Philosophy and Truth offers the first English translation of six unpublished theoretical studies (sometimes referred to as Nietzsche's "Philosopher's Book") written just after the publication of The Birth of Tragedy and simultaneously with Untimely Meditations. In addition to the texts themselves, which probe epistemological problems on philosophy's relation to art and cul ...more
paper, 232 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Humanity Books (first published 1979)
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Amin Dorosti
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nietzsche
این کتاب در بردارندۀ برخی از پاره نوشته ها و یادداشت هایی است که نیچه میان سال های 1870 تا 1873 نگاشته، ولی آنها را منتشر نساخته است. اهمیت این یادداشت ها و پاره نوشته به ویژه از آن جهت است که این یادداشت ها می توانند خطوط آغازین برخی از مهمترین اندیشه های بعدی ِ نیچه را به ما نشان دهند و به خواننده کمک کنند تا سیر تحول اندیشه های نیچه را تشخیص دهد. گذشته از این، این یادداشت ها دربردارندۀ چند مقاله بسیار مهم و خواندنی نیچه از جمله «درباب شوق به حقیقت» و «درباب حقیقت و دروغ به مفهومی غیراخلاقی» ن ...more
Erik Graff
Nov 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nietzsche fans
Recommended to Erik by: Hans Siegfried
Shelves: philosophy
In the fall of 1982 I took Hans Siegfried's Nietzsche course at Loyola University Chicago. Having already read most of the philosopher's major works on my own, I hunted down some of the more obscure texts: things like his correspondence, notes and early academic publications. This was one such publication.
The class itself extended beyond Nietzsche, including substantial readings of American pragmatists such as John Dewey. As was expected, it being a Siegfried class, class discussions were heat
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Shawn
Jul 10, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This text is an anthology of several of Nietzsche's more polished but unpublished essays from the early 1870s. Most of the essays are not available in English anywhere else. Many key ideas, unexpressed in other Nietzsche texts, regarding Nietzsche's theory of knowledge are articulated here. Dan Breazeale is correct to say in the prefatory material that this is essential material for anyone who wants to understand the mechanics of Nietzsche's epistemology.
Modern Hermeneut
Mar 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Myself when I was in high school
In spite of the Lockean strain in these writings, there's a lot to like -- including some great jabs at scientific thinking. Here is my favorite:

"All natural science is nothing but an attempt to understand man and what is anthropological; more correctly, it is an attempt to return continuously to man via the longest and most roundabout ways. Man's inflation to a macrocosm, in order to be able to say in the end: "in the end you are what your are."

Nietzsche didn't know the half of it!
Richard
Mar 24, 2008 rated it liked it
If you're hoping for salacious details about Nietsche's private life (as I was), this is not the book for you. But do see my review of "My Sister and I".
Daniel
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Nietzsche's epistemology after finishing this book. I often return to it just to re-experience the brilliance of it.
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond. Central to his philosophy is the id ...more
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