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    Description'Anyone who wants to gain a quick idea of how before me everything was topsy-turvy should make a start with this work. That which is called idol on the title-page is quite simply that which was called truth hitherto. Twilight of the Idols - in plain words: the old truth is coming to an end...' Nietzsche intended Twilight of the Idols to serve as a short introduction to his philosophy, and as a result it is the most synoptic of all his books. Continuing in the spirit of its immediate predecessors On The Genealogy of Morals and The Wagner Case, it is a masterpiece of polemic, targeting not only 'eternal idols' like Socratic rationality and Christian morality but also their contemporary counterparts, as Nietzsche the 'untimely man' goes roaming in the gloaming of nineteenth-century European culture. He allies philosophy with psychology and physiology, relentlessly diagnozing the symptoms of decadence, and his stylistic virtuosity is such that the sheer delight he takes in his 'demonic' mischief-making communicates itself on every page. A brilliant new translation, this edition provides detailed commentary on a highly condensed and allusive work. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Twilight of the Idols
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Friedrich Nietzsche, Edited by Duncan Large
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199554966
    ISBN 10: 019955496X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    DC22: 193
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    BIC subject category V2: HPCD
    Thema V1.0: QDH
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Duncan Large is Lecturer in German at the University of Wales, Swansea.
    Table of contents
    1. Maxims and Barbs ; 2. The Problem of Socrates ; 3. "Reason" in Philosophy ; 4. How the "Real World" Finally Becomes a Fable ; 5. Morality as Anti-Nature ; 6. The Four Great Errors ; 7. The "Improvers " of Humanity ; 8. What Germans Lack ; 9. Reconnaissance Raids of an Untimely Man ; 10. What I Owe the Ancients ; 11. The Hammer Speaks