Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ

Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ

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In these two devastating late works, Nietzsche offers a powerful attack on the morality and the beliefs of his time

Nietzsche's Twilight of the Idols is a 'grand declaration of war' on reason, psychology and theology, which combines highly charged personal attacks on his contemporaries (in particular Hegel, Kant and Schopenhauer) with a lightning tour of his own philosophy. It also paves the way for The Anti-Christ, Nietzsche's final assault on institutional Christianity, in which he identifies himself with the 'Dionysian' artist and confronts Christ: the only opponent he feels worthy of him.

Translated by R. J. Hollingdale with an Introduction by Michael Tanner
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 168g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0140445145
  • 9780140445145
  • 29,275

Table of contents

Twilight of the Idols/The Anti-Christ Introduction
Translator's Note
Twilight of the Idols, or How to Philosophize with a Hammer
Foreword
Maxims and Arrows
The Problems of Socrates
"Reason" in Philosophy
How the "Real World" at last Became a Myth
Morality as Anti-Nature
The Four Great Errors
The "Improvers" of Mankind
What the Germans Lack
Expeditions of an Untimely Man
What I Owe to the Ancients
The Hammer Speaks
The Anti-Christ
Foreword
The Anti-Christ
Glossary of Names
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About Friedrich Nietzsche

Frederich Nietzsche was born in Leipzig in 1844, the son of a Lutheran clergyman. At the age of twenty-four he became the chair of classical philology at Basel University until his bad health forced him to retire in 1879. He divorced himself from society until his final collapse in 1899 when he became insane. He died in 1900.
M. Tanner is Lecturer in Philosophy at Cambridge.
R.J. Hollingdale has translated eleven of Nietzsche's books and published two books about him.
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