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    DescriptionNietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo" (1888) `that a psychologist without equal speaks from my writings - this is perhaps the first insight gained by a good reader...Who among the philosophers before me was in any way a psychologist? Before me there simply was no psychology'. This study focuses on this pronouncement, examining the contours of Nietzsche's psychology in the context of his life and psychological make-up. Beginning with essays from Nietzsche's youth, the author shows the influence of such figures as Goethe, Byron and Emerson on Nietzsche's development. He goes on to chart the development of Nietzsche's psychological ideas in terms of the imagery, drawn from the dialogues of Plato as well as from Nietzsche's own quasi-mystical experiences of nature, in which he spoke of the soul. Finally, Parkes analyzes one of Nietzsche's most revolutionary ideas - that the soul is composed of multiple "drives", or "persons", within the psyche. The task for Nietzsche's psychology, then, was to identify and order these multiple persons within the individual. Featuring new translations of quotations from Nietzsche's writings, this book reveals the profundity of Nietzsche's lifelong personal and intellectual struggles to come to grips with the soul. Its aim is to make Nietzsche's life and ideas accessible to any reader interested in this complex thinker.

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    Composing the Soul
    Reaches of Nietzsche's Psychology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Parkes
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 660 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226646879
    ISBN 10: 0226646874

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    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
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    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    06 June 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
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    'Composing The Soul' is the first book to pay sustained attention to Nietzsche as a psychologist and to examine the contours of his psychology in the context of his life and many-sided personality.