It is a surprise, if one is used to Kaufmann, to find that in the whole book the number of paragraph breaks within a numbered aphorism is zero.
There is much to review in this new English edition: Finally, the noble person will make sacrifices, certainly; but one is not noble merely because of sacrifice. Granting that The Gay Science has many interesting things to say about moral values, religion, and psychology, as well as continuing his ongoing critique of European culture, it centers on a discussion of epistemology.
The thinker is an emerging person who attempts to work on the systematic consistency of knowledge, but we do not know how this will play out in the evolution of human life. It has become increasingly clear that his writings are among the deepest and most prescient sources we have for acquiring a philosophical understanding of the roots of 20th-century culture.
But I want to suggest that in this edition his has more than met his match. At the very early age of 25, Nietzsche was appointed professor at the University of Basel in Switzerland.
What Nauckhoff shares with Kaufmann is the knack of turning out readable English while giving a strong feel for the persona in the original text. Aphorism begins a remarkable tour de force that brings the central material of The Gay Science into focus.
The remainder of Book II is divided into three parts. This Book Five was new to the edition, as were an Appendix of poems and an incisive and autobiographical Preface. How, then, do the concepts of truth and falsehood arise.
But it is extremely important to recognize that these are wars of the mind. While at Leipzig he read the works of Schopenhauer, which greatly impressed him. He accuses us all of being the murderers of God. Nietzsche was a radical questioner who often wrote polemically with deliberate obscurity, intending to perplex, shock, and offend his readers.
For example, while women are mentioned in the first sentence of aphorism 59 and in a somewhat uncomplimentary light, Nietzsche's point has nothing to do with women.
He also became a disciple of the composer Richard Wagner. The book is usually placed within Nietzsche's middle period, during which his work extolled the merits of science, skepticismand intellectual discipline as routes to mental freedom. As the theme continues inNietzsche stresses the constancy of energy necessary in the kind of existence that he is proposing and suggests that, "you will the eternal recurrence of war and peace.
Content[ edit ] In The Gay Science, Nietzsche experiments with the notion of power but does not advance any systematic theory.
His disappointment with Socrates's death scene lies in Socrates's continuing denial of life as a value, and his introduction of the "Eternal Recurrence of the Same," inrepresents an important step in taking life seriously. The book contains Nietzsche's first consideration of the idea of the eternal recurrencea concept which would become critical in his next work Thus Spoke Zarathustra and underpins much of the later works.
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Search. Set up an Amazon winforlifestats.coms: Awesome episode and discussion. It’s amazing listening to this, and it has been awhile since I read The Gay Science or the Joyful Wisdom, Die fröhliche Wissenschaft (frolic/frolicking is a cognate with frolich).
Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God -- to which a large part of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence/5.
The Gay Science Quotes (showing of ) “What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more'.
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Nietzsche called The Gay Science “the most personal of all my books.”It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God—to which a large part of the book is devoted—and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence.Gay science