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    Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) (Paperback) By (author) Friedrich Nietzsche, Edited by Bernard Williams, Translated by Adrian Del Caro, Series edited by Karl Ameriks, Series edited by Desmond M. Clarke, Translated by Josefine Nauckhoff

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    DescriptionNietzsche wrote The Gay Science, which he later described as 'perhaps my most personal book', when he was at the height of his intellectual powers, and the reader will find in it an extensive and sophisticated treatment of the philosophical themes and views which were most central to Nietzsche's own thought and which have been most influential on later thinkers. These include the death of God, the problem of nihilism, the role of truth, falsity and the will-to-truth in human life, the doctrine of the eternal recurrence, and the question of the proper attitude to adopt toward human suffering and toward human achievement. This volume presents the work in a new translation by Josefine Nauckhoff, with an introduction by Bernard Williams that elucidates the work's main themes and discusses their continuing philosophical importance.


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    Title
    Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
    Subtitle
    With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Friedrich Nietzsche, Edited by Bernard Williams, Translated by Adrian Del Caro, Series edited by Karl Ameriks, Series edited by Desmond M. Clarke, Translated by Josefine Nauckhoff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 305
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521636452
    ISBN 10: 0521636450
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC21: 193
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 193
    DC22: 193
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    BIC subject category V2: HPCD
    LC classification: B3313.F72 E5 2001
    Thema V1.0: QDH
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    17 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Bernard Williams is Deutsch Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His many publications include Problems of the Self (Cambridge University Press, 1973), Moral Luck (Cambridge University Press, 1981), Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (Harvard University Press, 1986), Shame and Necessity (University of California Press, 1993), and Making Sense of Humanity (Cambridge University Press, 1995).
    Review quote
    'The Gay Science deserves prominent attention from philosophers who study Nietzsche's works, and indeed from anyone with an interest in moral psychology and the origin of our values. this new edition is a great achievement, which should for most purposes supersede Kaufmann as the standard translation, and which will have an important role to play in bringing this work into prominence and in furthering the study of Nietzsche in the English-speaking world.' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
    Table of contents
    Joke, cunning and revenge: prelude in German rhymes; Book one; Book two; Book three; Book four: St Januarius; Book five: we fearless ones; Appendix: songs of Prince Vogelfrei.