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Frederich Nietzsche

(The Giants of Philosopy)

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Nietzsche condemned nearly all of the religious and philosophical thought of his day to blunt terms (e.g., God is dead). He says the only reality is this world of life and death, conflict and change, creation and destruction. For centuries, religious ideas have given meaning to life in the western world; but as they now collapse, humanity faces a grave crisis of nihilism a

Audio CD, 2 pages
Published January 17th 2006 by Knowledge Products (first published December 1990)
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Derek Neighbors
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good look in the life and work of Nietzsche. Anyone who is interested in philosophy and deeper thought, owes it to get over the audacity of "God is Dead" and peer into the mind of someone who truly challenged the status quo of his time. An original revolutionary. An observer of human behavior who held the creative aspect of humanity in high regard. The audio version is read by Charlton Heston.
David Lilly
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
"God is dead", probably the most famous statement of Nietzche. To deal with the loss to humanity that notion implies he proposes an alternative to the nihilism of Schopenhauer, and that is one of creativity and self improvement. He then, in my opinion, proceeds to fall off the cliff with that idea. He postulates that übermensch (over men) will come along for whom the "morality of the herd" does not apply. It is commonly held that Nietzche's philosophy was basis for the Nazi belief in creating a ...more
Fausto Betances
Nov 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: human-behavior
Not a bad intro. It was hard to follow at times. I was left wanting to pick up another biographical work about Nietzsche.
Christopher Hellstrom
Audio. Not a bad intro covering the bases though nothing groundbreaking. Narrated by Charlton Heston
Jeremy C. Brown
Sep 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people wanting to learn more about this philosophers ideas
Thought the author did a good job portraying Neitzsche's ideas. I thought Neitzsche was crazy. Actually I feel he had some good ideas on language and it's relationship with consciousnesses, but all in all I just feel sad for someone who doesn't believe that eternal truths and absolutes can even exist?! I think it's funny he thought this was a new idea... I think it's something the adversary has been teaching since the beginning.

Also I have to say I was a little disappointed in not hearing more a
Aug 07, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Evgeniy Vasilev
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's nice and short. The only thing I don't like is the fake German accent.
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