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Why I Am So Clever

Why I Am So Clever

Little Black Classics

by Friedrich Nietzsche
Paperback
Publication Date: 02/05/2016
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Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness.

About the 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.

ISBN:
9780241251850
9780241251850
Category:
Philosophy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
02-05-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
102nd Edition
Pages:
64
Dimensions (mm):
160x123x5mm
Weight:
0.05kg
Friedrich Nietzsche

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women. In 1869 he was appointed Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, where he taught until 1879 when poor health forced him to retire. He never recovered from a nervous breakdown in 1889 and died eleven years later.

Known for saying that 'god is dead,' Nietzsche propounded his metaphysical construct of the superiority of the disciplined individual (superman) living in the present over traditional values derived from Christianity and its emphasis on heavenly rewards. His ideas were appropriated by the Fascists, who turned his theories into social realities that he had never intended.

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