Why I Am So Wise

Why I Am So Wise


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143036340
  • 96 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


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One of the most iconoclastic thinkers of all time, Friedrich Nietzsche continues to challenge the boundaries of conventional religion and morality with his subversive theories of the ‘superman’, the individual will, the death of God and the triumph of an all-powerful human life force.

Why I Am So Wise

Why I Am So Wise

Friedrich Nietzsche, Translator: R. J. Hollingdale


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Table of Contents

Why I am So Wise1. Ecce Homo
How One Becomes What One Is

Why I am so Wise
Why I am So Clever
Why I Write Such Good Books
Why I am a Destiny

2. Twilight of the Idols
or How to Philosophize with a Hammer

Maxims and Arrows
The Four Great Errors
The Hammer Speaks

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