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By Robert C. Solomon

Friedrich Nietzsche is among the hottest and debatable philosophers of the final one hundred fifty years. Narcissistic, idiosyncratic, hyperbolic, irreverent--never has a thinker been appropriated, deconstructed, and scrutinized by way of any such disparate array of teams, pursuits, and faculties of idea. cherished via many for his passionate rules and iconoclastic sort, he's additionally vilified for his loss of rigor, obvious cruelty, and disdain for ethical decency.

In Living with Nietzsche, Solomon means that we learn Nietzsche from a really varied standpoint, as a provocative author who potential to rework the way in which we view our lives. this implies taking Nietzsche personally. instead of specialize in the "true" Nietzsche or attempting to be sure "what Nietzsche rather intended" by way of his doubtless random and sometimes contradictory pronouncements approximately "the colossal Questions" of philosophy, Solomon reminds us that Nietzsche isn't really a thinker of summary principles yet quite of the astounding own perception, the provocative problem, the incisive own probe. He doesn't attempt to exhibit the everlasting verities yet he does powerfully have an effect on his readers, goading them to determine themselves in new and alternative ways. it really is Nietzsche's compelling invitation to self-scrutiny that fascinates us, engages us, and courses us to a "rich internal life." finally, Solomon argues, Nietzsche is an instance in addition to a promulgator of "passionate inwardness," a existence distinct by way of its wealthy passions, beautiful style, and a feeling of private beauty and excellence.

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