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Friedrich Nietzsche used to be immensely influential and, counter to so much expectancies, additionally rather well learn. an important new reference device for these drawn to his considering, Nietzsche’s Philosophical Context identifies the chronology and enormous variety of philosophical books that engaged him. carefully interpreting the scope of this studying, Thomas H. Brobjer consulted over thousand volumes in Nietzsche’s own library, in addition to his publication money owed, library files, journals, letters, and guides. This meticulous research additionally considers some of the annotations in his books. In arguing that Nietzsche’s examining frequently constituted the place to begin for, or counterpoint to, a lot of his personal considering and writing, Brobjer’s learn offers students with clean perception into how Nietzsche labored and suggestion; to which questions and thinkers he spoke back; and in which of them he was once inspired. the result's a brand new and masses extra contextual figuring out of Nietzsche's lifestyles and thinking.

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By Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Brobjer, Thomas H.; Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

Friedrich Nietzsche used to be immensely influential and, counter to so much expectancies, additionally rather well learn. an important new reference device for these drawn to his considering, Nietzsche’s Philosophical Context identifies the chronology and enormous variety of philosophical books that engaged him. carefully interpreting the scope of this studying, Thomas H. Brobjer consulted over thousand volumes in Nietzsche’s own library, in addition to his publication money owed, library files, journals, letters, and guides. This meticulous research additionally considers some of the annotations in his books. In arguing that Nietzsche’s examining frequently constituted the place to begin for, or counterpoint to, a lot of his personal considering and writing, Brobjer’s learn offers students with clean perception into how Nietzsche labored and suggestion; to which questions and thinkers he spoke back; and in which of them he was once inspired. the result's a brand new and masses extra contextual figuring out of Nietzsche's lifestyles and thinking.

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70 From an essentially Kantian position, he rejected all forms of metaphysics but constructed a sort of dichotomy between the physical world and mental processes. He saw mechanistic explanations as indispensable within the natural sciences but rejected their validity for mental processes. Indeed, in the final analysis, he thought all the basic concepts of physics to be the products of human thinking. This is closely related to Kant’s formal idealism, and Lange was one of the founders of neo-Kantianism.

Correctly understood, Nietzsche’s advice is just the opposite. The reason for this misunderstanding is that many interpreters have understood the brief motto or epigraph (“Unconcerned, mocking, violent—thus wisdom wants us: she is a woman and always loves only a warrior”) from Thus Spoke Zarathustra to be what Nietzsche meant by the first aphorism, and there is indeed little connection between this epigraph and the content of the third essay. 65 Interpretation or exegesis here, far from being free and imaginative, is thus to be thoroughly based on a close reading of the text.

Nietzsche’s reading (and annotations) of Emerson began early and continued for the rest of his life. Emerson is likely to be the author he read and reread more than any other. Nietzsche’s copy of Versuche is probably the most heavily annotated book in his library,13 with about nine hundred places in the text where he wrote comments despite the fact that his first copy of the book— probably also heavily annotated—was stolen in 1874. 4. 14 With the exception of Eugen Dühring’s Der Werth des Lebens, which Nietzsche read in 1875, he did not excerpt any other book or author to a comparable extent.

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