An introduction to the life and literature by nietszche

From that point of view, the morality of compassion looks both presumptuous and misguided. Occasionally, these aphorisms are even set up as mini-dialogues: In later years, Nietzsche moved frequently in the effort to find a climate that would improve his health, settling into a pattern of spending winters near the Mediterranean usually in Italy and summers in Sils Maria, Switzerland.

Inhe began to attend Domgymnasium in Naumburg. Such a morality needs to have universalistic pretensions: One obvious route to such a value system, though far from the only one, is for the moralist to identify a set of drives and desires that people are bound to have—perhaps rooted in their human or animal nature—and to condemn those as evil; anti-sensualist forms of asceticism follow this path.

Very slowly, his work attracted more interest, but he continued to have frequent and painful attacks of illness, which made prolonged work impossible. Thereafter, he saw his work as completed for a time and hoped that soon a readership would develop.

InGast transcribed the crabbed, nearly illegible handwriting of Nietzsche for the first time with Richard Wagner in Bayreuth. However, his final project, begun in his last books, "Twilight of the Idols", "The Antichrist" and "Ecce Homo", was to be nothing less than what he called the "re-valuation or trans-valuation of all values", a prescription for morality in a post-God world and a path towards the realization of man as his own God.

He had little or no luck with romantic relationships, many women apparently put off by his huge mustache. Unfortunately, the moralization of our lives has insidiously attached itself to genuine psychological needs—some basic to our condition, others cultivated by the conditions of life under morality—so its corrosive effects cannot simply be removed without further psychological damage.

No, life has not disappointed me… ever since the day when the great liberator came to me: But Nietzsche is just as invested in the first-order evaluative point that what makes a life admirable includes its aesthetic features.

InNietzsche published his first book, The Birth of Tragedy. Compared to the significance of this fight, everything else is a matter of indifference: How much truth does a spirit endure, how much truth does it dare? Instead, the aphorism that requires so much interpretation is the compressed, high-impact arrival point of GM III, 1; the section begins by noting a series of different things that the ascetic ideal has meant, listed one after another and serving as a kind of outline for the Treatise, before culminating in the taut aphorism: Looking away shall be my only negation.

However, it was not only the values of Christianity that Nietzsche rebelled against. Lichtenberg wrote his fragments for himself rather than the public, but the strategies he developed nevertheless made a serious impact. It is only because Nehamas fails to identify a specific time in which Nietzsche came to his solution that the book avoids the more obvious manifestations of hagiography.

Nietzsche tried out many different arguments against pity and compassion beginning already in Human, All-too-human and continuing to the end of his productive life—for discussion, see ReginsterJanaway forthcomingand Nussbaum The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.

His descendants later settled in the Electorate of Saxony circa the year In MarchFranziska removed Nietzsche from the clinic and, in Maybrought him to her home in Naumburg. As a result, he was freed to write and to develop the style that suited him.

Nietzsche saw this as a goal for all of humanity to set for itself, and its relation to later Nazi interpretations and eugenics is highly debatable. He contrasted his theory with several of the other popular psychological views of his day, such as Utilitarianism which claims that all people want fundamentally to be happy, an idea Nietzsche merely laughed at and Platonism which claims that people ultimately want to achieve unity with the good or, in Christian Neo-Platonismwith God.

For psychology is once again on the path to the fundamental problems. On the positive side, Nietzsche is equally keen to detail the psychological conditions he thinks would be healthier for both individuals and cultures see, e. While this suggestion, and even the very idea of self-creation, has remained controversial both textually and philosophically see, e.

Additional Information In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Until the last years of his life, Nietzsche made no attempt to build a system of any kind. GS But even in the face of such worries, Nietzsche does not simply give up on truthfulness.Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Nietzsche: Life as Literature at killarney10mile.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

Nietzsche: Life as Literature (review) Peter Fenves Philosophy and Literature, Volume 11, Number 1, Aprilpp. (Review) Published by. Oct 10,  · Nietzsche believed that the central task of philosophy was to teach us to 'become who we are'.

For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop LITERATURE - Fyodor. Famously, the book concludes with Nietzsche’s first introduction of his thought of eternal recurrence, which is supposed to place “The greatest weight” on each event through its suggestion that our life is good only if, upon imagining its return in every detail, we can affirm it as it is (GS ).

Nietzsche, life as literature User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Deriving inspiration from both continental and American scholarship, Nehamas penetratingly discusses Nietzsche's style and his views on truth, knowledge, the will.

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