The Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ

The Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ

or How to Philosophize with a Hammer


Translator:
Editor: Michael Tanner
Introduction by: Michael Tanner

Format
Paperback
Price
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140445145
  • 208 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

‘One must be superior to mankind in force, in loftiness of soul—in contempt’

In these two devastating works, Nietzsche offers a sustained and often vitriolic attack on the morality and the beliefs of his time, in particular those of Hegel, Kant and Schopenhaur. Twilight of the Idols is a ‘grand declaration of war’ on reason, psychology and theology that combines highly charged personal attacks on his contemporaries with a lightning tour of his own philosophy. It also paves the way for The Anti-Christ, Nietzche’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.

In his introduction Michael Tanner discussed the themes of Nietzche’s argument and places the works in their historical and philosophical context.

Table of Contents

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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