Philosophy has always been dangerous for philosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche made it dangerous for everyone. His ideas presaged a collective madness which was to ravage Europe throughout the first half of the 20th century, drawing a chilling parallel with the insanity that gripped Nietzsche towards the end of his life. His philosophy is one of aphorisms and penetrating psychological insights, his major concept being the Will to Power - a notion that he saw as the basic impulse for all our acts. Viewing Christianity as a subtle perversion of this concept Nietzsche is famous for his pronouncement that ‘God is dead’.
This audiobook is an expert account of Nietzsche’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written - and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Nietzsche’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Nietzsche in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.
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By Kuleshov on 14-01-2017
Keeble is one of the best readers on audible. I was disappointed with this book as it is really a lightweight biography with a few of Nietzsche's epigrams at the end. I was hoping for an overview f the philosophic ideas. In this respect it is far too lightweight in my opinion. I learned a lot more from In Our Time on Radio 4 - who ch is s U.K. intellectual chat show.
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By InstrumentalFoundationMaterial on 17-04-2018
Good for understanding who he was
Not so good for understanding his philosophy as only the last 20 minutes gives you a breakdown of his philosophies and it goes very quickly I might add. The rest of the book details he movements from place to place, his odd obsessions and desires and relationships with those around him. It is all relevant but is is more of a biography than an exploration of his work. Still worth a listen to get an introduction by all means 👌🏾
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