The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

H. L. Mencken

The first ebook on Nietzsche ever to seem in English, this exam by way of mythical journalist H. L. Mencken continues to be essentially the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this e-book whereas nonetheless in his 20s, yet his penchant for thoroughness used to be glaring even at that younger age—in practise for scripting this ebook, he learn Nietzsche's works of their entirety, in most cases within the unique German. a short biographical caricature is by way of transparent and thorough motives of Nietzsche's uncomplicated techniques and attitudes. Analyzed are Nietzsche's much-misunderstood notion of the superman, his proposal of everlasting recurrence, his rejection of Christianity, and his easy rationalism and materialism. incorporated are essays on Nietzsche that seemed in Mencken's journal The shrewdpermanent Set next to the publishing of the unique variation of this booklet. approximately a century after its unique book, this is still one of many clearest, so much concise, and exciting introductions to Nietzsche to date.

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