The Will to Power

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141195360
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: Fiction

Assembled by Nietzsche's sister after his death, The Will to Power is a collection of the philosopher's reflections and theories taken from his unpublished notebooks. Covering topics such as nihilism, Christianity, morality and the famous 'will to power', the book was controversially presented as Nietzsche's all-but-completed magnum opus containing his philosophical system. Including some of his most interesting metaphysical and epistemological thoughts, as well as some of his most disturbing ethical and political comments, the book would prove to have a significant influence on Nietzsche's contentious reception in the twentieth century.

The Joyous Science

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141195398
Release Date: 2019-03-12
Genre:

Grounded in his famous notion that "God is dead," Nietzsche's most personal book--and one of his best The Joyous Science--also known as The Gay Science and The Joyful Wisdom--is a liberating voyage of discovery as Nietzsche's realization that "God is dead" and his critique of morality, the arts and modernity give way to an exhilarating doctrine of self-emancipation and the concept of eternal recurrence. Here is Nietzsche at his most personal and affirmative; in his words, this is a book of "exuberance, restlessness, contrariety and April showers." With its unique voice and style, its playful combination of poetry and prose, and its invigorating quest for self-emancipation, The Joyous Science is a literary tour de force and quite possibly Nietzsche's best book.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141904320
Release Date: 1974-02-28
Genre: Philosophy

Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religiouspieties or meek submission, but in an all-powerful life force: passionate, chaotic & free.

Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141902630
Release Date: 2003-02-27
Genre: Philosophy

Beyond Good and Evil confirmed Nietzsche's position as the towering European philosopher of his age. The work dramatically rejects the tradition of Western thought with its notions of truth and God, good and evil. Nietzsche demonstrates that the Christian world is steeped in a false piety and infected with a 'slave morality'. With wit and energy, he turns from this critique to a philosophy that celebrates the present and demands that the individual imposes their own 'will to power' upon the world.

On the Genealogy of Morals

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141195371
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Genre: Philosophy

'Alas for this mad, melancholy beast: man! What wild phantasies are visited upon this beast, what perversity, paroxysms of hysteria, madness, and bestiality of ideas' On the Genealogy of Morals explores issues at the very core of human nature in three powerful essays. Here Nietzsche dissects the basic concepts of 'good', 'bad' and 'evil', going on to examine humankind's transformation from barbarous creatures into civilized beings who can feel remorse, regret, pity and compassion but, in the process, destroy instinct and freedom. Nietzsche asks why the virtues of poverty, humility and chastity have become so central to religion, even when they deny vitality and life itself. Daring to expose uncomfortable truths, this brilliant and provocative polemic provides startling insights into our complex psychology. Translated by Michael A. Scarpitti with an introduction and notes by Robert C. Holub

The Penguin Classics Book

Author: Henry Eliot
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141990934
Release Date: 2019-02-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

How To Read Nietzsche

Author: Keith Ansell-Pearson
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783780723
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Philosophy

'My humanity is a constant self-overcoming' Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche's thinking revolves around a new and striking concept of humanity - a humanity which has come to terms with the death of God and practises the art and science of living well, free of the need for metaphysical certainties and moral absolutes. How, then, are we to live? And what do we love? Keith Ansell-Pearson introduces the reader to Nietzsche's distinctive philosophical style and to the development of his thought. Through a series of close readings of Nietzsche's aphorisms he illuminates some ofhis best-known but often ill-understood ideas, including eternal recurrence and the superman, the death of God and the will to power, and brings to light the challenging nature of Nietzsche's thinking on key topics such as beauty, truth and memory. Extracts are taken from a range of Nietzsche's work, including Human, All Too Human, The Gay Science, Thus Spoke Zarathustra and On the Genealogy of Morality.

Why I Am So Clever

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0241251850
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Philosophers

"Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings fromaEcce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness. "

Letters from a Stoic

Author: Seneca
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141914527
Release Date: 2004-08-26
Genre: Philosophy

A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC- AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughters witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

Philosophic Classics Nineteenth century philosophy 2nd ed

Author: Forrest E. Baird
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0130215333
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Philosophy

Presents whole works, or at least whole sections, when possible that reflect the central thought of the 12 philosophers covered, among whom are Bentham, Hegel, Mill Kierkegaard, Marx, William James, and Nietzsche. Each is introduced with a short essay profiling his (all men of course) life, summariz

On Revolution

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101662649
Release Date: 2006-09-26
Genre: Philosophy

A unique and fascinating look at violent political change by one of the most profound thinkers of the twentieth century and the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Origins of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt’s penetrating observations on the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, have been fundamental to our understanding of our political landscape. On Revolution is her classic exploration of a phenomenon that has reshaped the globe. From the eighteenth-century rebellions in America and France to the explosive changes of the twentieth century, Arendt traces the changing face of revolution and its relationship to war while underscoring the crucial role such events will play in the future. Illuminating and prescient, this timeless work will fascinate anyone who seeks to decipher the forces that shape our tumultuous age.

The Irrational Atheist

Author: Vox Day
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781935251347
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Religion

In The Irrational Atheist Vox Day, writer, columnist and software designer, challenges three authors, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, on their own ground—reason itself. Day argues persuasively that Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens employ false assertions and faulty reasoning throughout their works. From the assertion that religion drives wars to the analysis showing blue states are more moral than red states, Day, in this rigorously documented work, dissects the false conclusions and shows exactly why they are wrong. The Irrational Atheist does not argue from a religious or Biblical perspective—its arguments are purely based on hard factual data and careful reasoning.