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Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy).

They deal with such broad topics as the relationship between popular and genuine culture, strategies for cultural reform, the task of philosophy, t he nature of education, and the relationship between art, science and life. Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy).

The work comprises a collection of four (out of a projected 13) essays concerning the contemporary condition of European, especially German, culture.

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It's translated by . Hollingdale with an introduction by . Stern, neither of whom any details are given on. What is clear is that they both seem willing to give their opinion of the text, without establishing any base of crediblity, rather like some bespectacled and argyle-wrapped coffee house characters.

They deal with such broad topics as the relationship between popular and genuine culture, strategies for cultural reform, the task of philosophy, the nature of education, and the relationship among art, science and life.

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Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Roecken, near Leipzig, in 1844 and died in Weimar in 1900. He is considered one of the most important German philosophers and philologists. He studied classic philology and his thinking was deeply influenced by the science of theology, as he came from a religious family. Even the most unfamiliar with philosophy have it in their library, or have at least heard about Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Nietzsche described it as his deepest philosophical work, the most representative reflection of his thinking and vision, referring to the issue of the death of God and Übermensch‘s appearance.

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Unless you're a Nietzsche fanatic, this is one of his early works that's better read about than read.

I'd say the same about THE BIRTH OF TRAGEDY, because Nietzsche's then worship of Wagner distorts that book to the degree that it's valuable more as a biographical document than a philosophical work.

Nietzsche begins with HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN and what follows, and of course some books are more important than others. THE WILL TO POWER can be skipped without much regret, unless you want to buy the various volumes of the Nachlass in English translation to replace it. (Necessary, of course, if you want to read Nietzsche a la Heidegger.)

Nietzsche's best critic is Michael Tanner, who in a very brief book manages offer more pith about him than anyone else, particularly about the gigantic rationalization of Amor Fati.
fantastic book
The timeliness of these essays belies the political radicalism they express. Taken with his later works, especially

Beyond Good and Evil and the Genealogy of Morals, one catches the man with his ideological 'pants-down'.

--These essays contain in clearest definition, his project of revaluation, and there is no better 'clarification' of

what George Brandes named "aristocratic radicalism" than as it appears here, standing against the currents

of the timely and 'all-too-human' with a vision of what is to come: in all its danger, banality and glory. This is

the aurora before the great battle for Noontide, a Ragnarok for mediocrity and everything socialist.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, and poet. This volume actually contains four of Nietzsche’s smaller books: on David Strauss (1873); “On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life” (1874); on Schopenhauer (1874); and on Richard Wagner (1876).

He suggests, “there is a degree of sleeplessness, of rumination, of the historical sense, which is harmful and ultimately fatal to the living thing, whether this living thing be a man or a people or a culture… the unhistorical and the historical are necessary in equal measure for the health of an individual, or a people and of a culture.” (Pg. 62-63)

He states, “If you are to venture to interpret the past you can do so only out of the fullest exertion of the vigor of the present… history is written by the experienced… He who has not experienced greater and more exalted things than others will not know how to interpret the great and exalted things of the past…” (Pg. 94)

He states, “The only critique of a philosophy that is possible … trying to see whether one can live in accordance with it, has never been taught at universities: all that has ever been taught is a critique of words by means of other words… what a mockery of education in philosophy!” (Pg. 187)

Not one of Nietzsche’s “major works,” this book will nevertheless be of keen interest to those interested in his philosophy.
Nietzsche and Wagner were adept at picking on their contemporaries in a way that is so thoroughly unpopular now that I would not be surprised if this book is never again printed with the Introduction by J.P. Stern which was in the 1983 version reprinted in 1989, and which I purchased in 1990. It is clear from that introduction that David Strauss had read the first portion of this book and furnished his friend Rapp with a clear question about Nietzsche's character in a letter of 19 December 1873. "First they draw and quarter you, then they hang you. The only thing I find interesting about the fellow is the psychological point -- how can one get into such a rage with a person whose path one has never crossed, in brief, the real motive of this passionate hatred." (p. xiv) Those who are familiar with legal procedures, or how the media treats anyone who is suddenly perceived to be a fink, might enjoy this book as something that might be considered an unforgivable outburst today. Who could wish for such a triumph now, over intellectual paths which crossed twice? When Nietzsche was young, he perceived a scholar who displayed the real Straussian genius. Later, Nietzsche could only find a writer who, "if he is not to slip back into the Hegelian mud, is condemned to live out his life on the barren and perilous quicksands of newspaper style." (p. 54) I could have rated this book a bit higher, for being much more truthful than is expected of scholarly work today, but the kind of scholars who read these books might have no idea what I meant, or they know that they are better off not raising questions about those political issues which are most questionable. Nietzsche's real fearlessness began here.
Untimely Meditations (Texts in German Philosophy) download epub
Author: J. P. Stern,Friedrich Nietzsche
ISBN: 0521247403
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (January 27, 1984)
Pages: 289 pages