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By Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Diethe, Carol; Nietzsche, Friedrich

Few philosophers were as well known, prolific, and arguable as Friedrich Nietzsche, who has left his imprint not just on philosophy yet on all of the arts. if it is his notion of the übermensch or his nihilistic view of the area, Nietzsche's writings have aroused huge, immense curiosity, in addition to anathema, in students for centuries.

This 3rd version of Historical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism covers the heritage of this philosophy via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over four hundred hundred cross-referenced entries on his significant writings, his contemporaries, and his successors. This booklet is a wonderful entry element for college kids, researchers, and somebody desirous to understand extra approximately Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Nietzsche therefore engineered a simple holiday in Tautenburg by Dornburg, where for a few weeks he could talk intellectually with Lou. First, though, Lou wanted to go to Bayreuth to see Parsifal. Elisabeth was also there—though the Wagners cold-shouldered her. Nietzsche had persuaded himself that Lou would need a chaperone in Tautenberg, and his sister was willing to help. He settled into the house in the forest and awaited the arrival of his sister and Lou on 8 August. Unfortunately, INTRODUCTION • 15 Elisabeth and Lou had quarreled even before they arrived at Nietzsche’s venue.

In February, Nietzsche finally persuaded his mother Franziska that Elisabeth would be quite apt at handling the Wagner household while Richard and Cosima were on tour (15–28 March). It says a great deal for Elisabeth if the Wagners were happy to entrust their children to her care. Nietzsche now busied himself in earnest with “We Philologists,” even asking Gersdorff to come to Basel 10 • INTRODUCTION again in March to dictate some of his notes, which in the event were rejected wholesale to make room for the fourth Untimely.

This explains why his two major preoccupations in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, eternal return and Zarathustra, make their first appearance at the end of book 4 of The Gay Science (1882) as an apparent afterthought, but in fact are intended as a trailblazer for his next book. ” The fourth book of The Gay Science also introduced the concept of self-creativity, of “becoming who we are” (GS, IV: 335), which became a Leitmotif in Nietzsche’s thought, reaching its apotheosis in the concept of the Übermensch.

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