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    The Gay Science (Philosophical Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Friedrich Nietzsche, Translated by Thomas Common

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    DescriptionAlthough dour in appearance and formidable in reputation, Friedrich Nietzsche was an ardent practitioner of the art of poetry -- called in 12th-century Provencal "the gay science." This volume, which Nietzsche referred to as "the most personal of all my books," features the largest collection of his poetry that he ever chose to publish. It also offers an extensive and sophisticated treatment of the philosophical themes and views most central to his thinking, as well as the ideas that proved most influential to later philosophers. Dating from the era when Nietzsche was at the peak of his intellectual powers, most of this book was written just before "Thus Spoke Zarathustra, " and the rest of it five years later, after "Beyond Good and Evil." Zarathustra makes his first appearance in these pages, along with the author's well-known proclamation of the death of God -- a concept to which much of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Readers will find this volume a wellspring for some of Nietzsche's most sustained and thought-provoking discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience, and the origin of logic.


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    Title
    The Gay Science
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Friedrich Nietzsche, Translated by Thomas Common
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486452463
    ISBN 10: 0486452468
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    DC21: 193
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 193
    DC22: 193
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25270
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000, PHI006000
    LC classification: B3313.F72 E5 2006
    Thema V1.0: QDHR
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    29 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    Editorial Note Preface to the Second Edition Jest, Ruse and Revenge: A Prelude in Rhyme Book First Book Second Book Third Book Fourth: Sanctus Januarius Book Fifth: We Fearless Ones Appendix: Songs of Prince Free-as-a-Bird