The Will to Power

The Will to Power

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New to Penguin Classics, The Will to Power contains some of Nietzsche's most fascinating and combative writings on nihilism, metaphysics and the future of Europe.Assembled by Nietzsche's sister after his death, The Will to Power is a collection of the philosopher's reflections and theories taken from his unpublished notebooks. Covering topics such as nihilism, Christianity, morality and the famous 'will to power', the book was controversially presented as Nietzsche's all-but-completed magnum opus containing his philosophical system. Including some of his most interesting metaphysical and epistemological thoughts, as well as some of his most disturbing ethical and political comments, the book would prove to have a significant influence on Nietzsche's contentious reception in the twentieth century.
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  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 468g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Translation
  • 0141195355
  • 9780141195353
  • 109,216

About Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche (Author) Friedrich Nietzsche was born near Leipzig in 1844. When he was only twenty-four he was appointed to the chair of classical philology at Basel University. Works published in the 1880s include The Gay Science, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist. In January 1889, Nietzsche collapsed on a street in Turin and was subsequently institutionalized, spending the rest of his life in a condition of mental and physical paralysis. Works published after his death in 1900 include Will to Power, based on his notebooks, and Ecce Homo, his autobiography.Michael A. Scarpitti (Translator) Michael A. Scarpitti has translated Nietzsche's The Genealogy of Morals for Penguin Classics.R. Kevin Hill (Translator) R. Kevin Hill is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Portland State University and the author of Nietzsche's Critiques: The Kantian Foundations of His Thought (2003) and Nietzsche: A Guide for the Perplexed (2007).
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