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Twilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a Hammer

By Nietzsche, Friedrich, Dr.

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Title: Twilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a Hammer  
Author: Nietzsche, Friedrich, Dr.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Philosophy, Philosophy, German Philosophy, Nietzsche
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Publisher: Verlag Daniel Fidel Ferrer
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The best summary of Nietzsche's philosophy by Nietzsche. Twilight of the Idols is Nietzsche’s polemic tract attacking: writers, philosophers, views, worldviews, schools, position, arguments, idols, truths, nations, rationalism, -ismologies, causality, improvers, morality, religions, artists, modern ideas, believers, etc. Nietzsche also puts forth his own ideas – read slowly. Translated from German to English by Daniel Fidel Ferrer (February 2013). Twilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a Hammer / By Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). [Götzen-Dämmerung. English]. Translation of text, afterward, notes, letters, and appendixes by ©Daniel Fidel Ferrer, 2013. 1. Philosophy. 2). Metaphysics. 3). Philosophy, German. 4). Philosophy, German -- 19th century. 5). Philosophy, German – Greek influences. I. Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900. II. Ferrer, Daniel Fidel, 1952-.

Nietzsche's philosophy in a nutshell.

"From the military school (Kriegsschule) of life. - What does not kill me makes me stronger. (Aus der Kriegsschule des Lebens. — Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker). [Translator note. This maxim (#8) is one of the most famous quotes from Nietzsche. See the concept Kriegsschule’ in Nietzsche’s notebook of Spring 1888 18 [1]. A slightly different versions of this section is in one of the Nietzsche’s notebook and has this version of the maxim #8: “What does not kill us — that bring us to that makes us stronger. Il faut le tuer Wagnerisme.” English translation from French of the last sentence might be: “He must be killed, Wagnerism”. Spring 1888 15 [118]. Complete text in German and French for the other version: [“Was uns nicht umbringt — das bringen wir um, das macht uns stärker. Il faut tuer le Wagnerisme”]. Notebook: Spring 1888 15 [118]. From the Preface: "This essay - the title betrays it - is above all a recreation, a spot of sunshine, a leap sideways into the idleness of a psychologist. Perhaps a new war? And are new idols sounded out?... This little essay is a great declaration of war (grosse Kriegserklärung), and regarding the sounding out of idols, it is time not just idols, but eternal idols, which are here touched with a hammer as with a tuning fork - there are altogether no older, no convincing lower, no puffed-up (aufgeblaseneren) idols... Also, no more hollow... That does not mean they are the most believed, also said to be especially the case in chief, not quite idol...". page 4.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 1). Twilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a Hammer (pages 3 - 80). Main text. Starting with Nietzsche’s Preface. 2). Afterward Notes (pages 81 - 83). 3). Dedication and Acknowledgements (page 83). 4). Appendix A. Section on “Twilight of Idols” from “Ecce Homo” (pages 84 - 87). 5). Appendix B. Selections from Nietzsche’s Notebooks and Letters concerning “Twilight of Idols” (pages 88 - 93). 6). Appendix C. Select chronology of Nietzsche’s life (pages 94 - 95). 7). Word index (pages 96 - 156).


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