Books by Friedrich Nietzsche
Interviews where books by Friedrich Nietzsche were recommended
Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography
by Rüdiger Safranski & translator Shelley Frisch
Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy
by Maudemarie Clark
by John Richardson
Beyond Good and Evil
by Friedrich Nietzsche & translated by Walter Kaufmann
On the Genealogy of Morality
by Friedrich Nietzsche
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.
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The unexamined life is not worth living; nature loves to hide; you can’t step in the same river twice. No doubt we’ve all grown up hearing aphorisms, but perhaps we take their importance for granted. Andrew Hui, the author of the first full book on the theory of the aphorism, guides us through the history of the short philosophical saying from Heraclitus to Nietzsche and beyond.
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They were young, they were radical, they influenced everything from Nietzsche to The Sound of Music. Angela Hobbs introduces the best books on the Presocratics.