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Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

By Michael Tanner

"...I find Tanner's book enormously useful for introducing Nietzsche philosophically.... Tanner manages to be succinct without being boring or pedantic.... I think his succinct and highly critical readings encourage genuine philosophical grappling with our modern self-proclaimed Dionysus, who after all needs to be treated as a philosopher, not an idol or a god."—Teaching Philosophy

"A breezy first look at Nietzsche....useful for undergraduates who need a quick and painless dose of Nietzsche's ideas."—Ethics

With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years since Nietzsche wrote "do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!"

118 pages
Oxford University Press, 2001
7 x 4.4 x 0.4 inches
ISBN 9780192854148

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