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Sue Prideaux ☆ 1 READ & DOWNLOADI had not ead a full biography of Nietzsche before I had tried to work through some of his major works in college and knew of the odd course that his writings had taken after his death but lack any sense of a life trajectory That always struck me as odd for a philosopheressayist who has proven to be so influential Sue Prideaux has written a Building the Cold War readable and engaging biography of Nietzsche that has helped to fill these holes for meHaving said this I do not know that I am much clearer about actually getting Nietzsche The book clearly communicates theole of his thought in identifying how modernism has weakened the ability of eligion and philosophy to provide meaning and value for people provided that the levelling tendencies of modern thought are followed through consistently and honestly That was already fairly clear to me Prideaux s account highlights the problem that such a philosophy presents how does one find meaning in a world with no certainty and no principles a philosophy of perhaps That this would pose tensions for individuals trying to justify a place in the world is clear and the path that Nietzsche steered through the neighborhoods of madness is not surprising It was a basic part of his own story lineThere are a few aspects to Nietzsche s story as told here that were striking to meFirst what an odd intellectual environment he worked in He gets a professorship in philology without completing any degree because of two influential mentors Then he begins to move in completely different directions away from philology and towards philosophy such that students stop he begins to move in completely different directions away from philology and towards philosophy such that students stop up for his courses He then eventually leaves the university and wanders around Central Europe going to scenic areas writing books that nobody ead and whose format was understandable as driven by his health than by any content He did not
Attain Much Success At Allmuch success at all his lifetime I have trouble getting my head around just how different this intellectual world is from anything today especially in big time philosophySecond you have to love family ight How the influence of his mother and especially his sister was associated with Nietzsche s work is hard to comprehend especially on substantive issues that affected how his work has been viewed since his death antisemitism It is hard to see how his legacy could have not been confused given the particularities of
HIS ESTATE AND ITS MANAGERSTHIRD THEestate and its managersThird the of 19th century medicine are striking and one wonders what was eally going on both in terms of his inherited physical disorders and the bizarre treatments he Dancing at Armageddon received The link between the socialcultural and physical aspects of insanity are strikingFourth heeceived virtually no Double Jeopardy recognition during his lifetime when he would have been sane enough toecognize it Add to that the shift in intellectual life at the turn of the century and it seems like a bad joke on. A groundbreaking new biography of philosophy's greatest iconoclast Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most enigmatic figures in philosophy and his concepts the bermensch the will to power slave morality have fundamentally Composition and Literature reshaped our understanding of the human condition But what do most peopleeally know of Nietzsche beyond the mustache the scowl and the lingering association with nihilism and fascism Where do we place a thinker who was eually beloved by Albert Camus Ayn Rand Martin Buber and Adolf HitlerNie. .
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*nietzsche s expense *s expense in WW1 and the Nazis and the story only gets stranger The strange Cezanne and Provence relationship with Wagner and his mistress is part of this and a separate strange part of the cultural storyFinally the book makes me want to tour Switzerland and northern Italy I had actually visited Basel and Lucerne prior toeading the book and now want to go backThis was a fun book to Dark Voices read even while trying to sort through Nietzsche s aphorisms English I Am Dynamite A Life of NietzscheThis book is no doubt super interesting and written in an immersive manner but while I m happy Ieceived an ARC it was in a format that can only be Contested Reproduction read via Adobe Digital Editions meaning on the screen and the book has 700 pages So I will buy the hardcover instead By skimming the pages to get an impression I saw that this text is certainly worthwhile Modernity s TimelinePre Modernity Abrahamiceligions envelop the western world in intellectual darkness Billions die in crusades genocides inuisitions witch hunts and wholy wars1859 Darwin accidentally kills god1867 Marx tries to figure it all out by deconstructing and Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) rationalizing systems of material production and governance Stalin gets ahold of it and around 20 million people end up dead 1886 Nietzsche tries to figure it all out by deconstructing andationalizing systems of morality Hitler gets ahold of it and around 20 million people end up dead 1899 Freud tries to figure it all out by deconstructing and Creating Country Music rationalizing systems of psychology Madison Avenue gets ahold of it and theest of us end up dead starting with the frogs and polar bearsYet somehow we e still better off A book like this needs to be composed like music All the elements must be gently pulled in so the main themes can shine through Prideaux accomplishes this with such great finesse Essentially this book has 3 main threads that she stays true to for the entire biography Chronology of Nietzsche s Life filled with colourful detailsAn Intellectual History of his Philosophical Development flooded with bookish detailsHistorical Context as it Relates to Nietzsche with the "goal of setting the ecord straightWe can see Nietzsche develop from his early 20 s True to any young man "of setting the Evolutionary Patterns record straightWe can see Nietzsche develop from his early 20 s True to any young man section of the book is the most lively and fastest toead The early pages are packed with books he ead what he thought of them his keen friendship with Wagner his musical lifeNext the biography moves into his middle years where the intellectual development slows down but his private life certainly picks up He s essentially come into his own for
what he believes in the est eads likehe believes in The est Forbidden History reads like well not a gossipy newspaper column He s still a great thinker Prideaux s writing still sings perhaps he s simply a man who fell in love And if this biographyeads as beautifully as fiction our villain is clearly moving onto the chessboardThis final section is. Tzsche wrote that all philosophy is autobiographical and in this vividly compelling myth shattering biography Sue Prideaux brings eaders into the world of this brilliant eccentric and deeply troubled man illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work From his placid devoutly Christian upbringing overshadowed by the mysterious death of his father through his teaching career lonely philosophizing on high mountains and heart breaking descent into madness Prideaux documents Nietzsche's intellec. Where I was Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith rendered on the floor in emotional turmoil Again Prideaux s writing keeps the complex periods of history clear easy toead Which only emphasizes the tragedy of thoughts gone wrong These were an emotionally crippling couple of pages with exuisitely concise summaries of Nietzsche s final self published works She
*includes spoilers on *spoilers on few pages if you consider lines like Descartes I Think Therefore I Am to be a spoilerThe final pages include Aphorisms as a great tribute Near year by year Chronology from 1844 1935Endnotes citing the sources little to no commentaryA pretty fun sounding Bibliography for book nerdsI d ecommend this to fans of Nietzsche his naysayers most of all She educes him back the mere man he wanted to be They Shall Be One Flesh removing the legend that his sister painstakingly tried to build up As aesult perhaps Nietzsche can finally become impish smile you have to The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning read this book his works to find out My 1st Impressions Video filmed before Iead this final Hereward (Hereward, review it gives a very brief update to the 1st Impressions less information than this writteneview When asked for Under One Sky recommendations by those unversed in philosophy I most commonlyecommend Plato and Nietzsche Both are enduringly popular Both are immediately accessible Though often misinterpreted both also describe the antipodes of Western philosophy the metaphysical and the anti metaphysical the classical eligious and the modern secular idealsAs the Church has misappropriated Plato for its purposes so much of the abuse of Friedrich Nietzsche 1844 1900 stemmed from the decades of control of his estate by his acist sister Elisabeth 1846 1935 and her increasingly Nazi entourage This has been substantially Groom and Doom rectified for Americaneaders by the Eroarea lui Descartes republication of his works unsullied by her self serving ministrations by such translators and biographers as W Kaufmann and RJ Hollingdale Now with S Prideaux s current biography sucheconstructions of
this man have attained a greater completenessWhile Kaufmann the one mostman have attained a greater completenessWhile Kaufmann the one most for the Murder at the Savoy (Martin Beck, reintroduction of Nietzsche to the Englisheading public produced a magisterial biography of the philosopher in 1950 22 Britannia Road rev 1968 his emphasis was on the evolution of Nietzsche s writing and ideas Prideaux s particular virtue is in having provided a veryeadable and fully fleshed portrait of the man and those closest to him She is particularly strong in providing a lucid exposition of his intellectual development in Gabe Izzy relation to his physical condition and erotic life without thereby belittling either the man or his workWhere Prideaux is weak is in placing Nietzsche within his philosophical context neglecting I think his dependence via Schopenhauer and others on Kant But this is the objection of a philosophically inclinedeader and hers is first and foremost a biography a very good one which should appeal to specialists and generalists alike. Tual and emotional life with a novelist's insight and sensitivityShe also produces unforgettable portraits of the people who were most important to him including Richard and Cosima Wagner Lou Salom the femme fatale who broke his heart; and his sister Elizabeth a abid German nationalist and anti Semite who manipulated his texts and turned the Nietzsche archive into a destination for Nazi ideologues I Am Dynamite is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand history's most misunderstood philosoph. .