Friedrich Nietzsche by Julian Young

By Julian Young

during this fantastically written account, Julian younger presents the main complete biography on hand at the present time of the existence and philosophy of the nineteenth-century German thinker Friedrich Nietzsche. younger offers with the various puzzles created by means of the conjunction of Nietzsche's own historical past and his paintings: why the son of a Lutheran pastor built into the self-styled 'Antichrist'; why this archetypical Prussian got here to loath Bismarck's Prussia; and why this enemy of feminism most well-liked the corporate of feminist girls. atmosphere Nietzsche's concept within the context of his instances - the increase of Prussian militarism, anti-Semitism, Darwinian technological know-how, the 'Youth' and emancipationist hobbies, in addition to the 'death of God' - younger emphasises the decisive impression of Plato and of Richard Wagner on Nietzsche's tried reform of Western culture.

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