• The Best Nietzsche Books - Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Rüdiger Safranski & translator Shelley Frisch
  • The Best Nietzsche Books - Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy by Maudemarie Clark
  • The Best Nietzsche Books - Nietzsche’s System by John Richardson
  • The Best Nietzsche Books - Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche & Walter Kaufmann (translator)
  • The Best Nietzsche Books - On the Genealogy of Morality by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Best Nietzsche Books, recommended by Brian Leiter

Relativist, atheist, existentialist, Nazi. All have been said of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, some with more reason than others. In 2011, we asked Nietzsche expert Brian Leiter to explain the appeal of the controversial philosopher and to recommend books by and about him. In September (2020) our philosophy editor, Nigel Warburton, asked Brian about some of the latest Nietzsche books, notable works that have come out in the decade since we first spoke to him.