Tzsche s thinking Perceived as a destroyer of idols as an "opponent to the cultural tradition as an iconoclast to any spiritual "to the cultural tradition as an iconoclast to any spiritual other than that of one s own spirit as the greatest assassin of God he raises statues in his work to other new idols The values by which the philosophers were guided appear in this book as idols as the gods who have been stuck in a permanent eternity and whose volution on the world stage has therefore ended but once this idol is liuidated what ind of world remains That of appearance where the body is valuable than the intellect uite frightening We also find that civilization has fallen because it has been subjugated by the Christian religion and in this time no other god has been created Almost two thousand years and no other new god Nietzsche leave the impression that he wants to become an idol an prophet to announce a new era of culture I gave to humanity the deepest book it has Zarathustra At this point it is no wonder that he
is considered the last disciple of Dionysos and the Theacher of the eternal Return The considered the last disciple of Dionysos and the Theacher of the eternal Return The can be judged from several angles but personally I can only see it from the perspective of what he has written in his last years when his mind had something to suffer maybe for that I consider extremes with a high degree of relevance in many casesAnyway it remains a r f rence volum absolutely recommended Because as he said One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star Can you imagine how much fun Nietzsche must have been at parties Guest No 1 Wow these deviled eggs are deliciousFreddy The devil is a creation of the ultimate mishap upon humankind and this egg is a desecration of the fruit of the first instinct Guest No 2 Great music huhFred I hate it And so on Obviously Nietzsche had a titanic mind and while his immoralisim is in direct conflict with my personal worldview many of his ideas remain profound a century and a half later That he declares this his immodest intention should come as no surprise by the time you read this declaration in the last part of the book I intend to write an essay about three of the books written in 1888 by Nietzsche the most explosive the crazy ones What I have found out re reading them is that Nietzsche wasn t crazy at all when he conceived The Twilight of Idols for instance as some psychiatrists claim His truths are powerful deeper and energetic There is an incredible tension but also a massive almost unbelieveable intuiti Upon reading the reviews here it surprises me how many people misunderstand what Nietzsche is saying he is definitely not a nihilist Rather he affirms life An example would be where he talks of freedom You gain freedom by affirming life in spite of the pain and suffering that comes with life strikes me as Buddhist Freedom is also gained by mastery of the instinct for happiness Much of what he says applies today our ethics that support our weaknesses our educational system that produces dullardsI might add that the point in philosophy isn t whether or not you agree with what is being stated It s how it affects youFurther reading 1 2 Nietzsche and nihilism excerpt from A World Without Values Essays on John Mackie s Moral Error Theory Well I really wanted to philosophize with a hammer but I said to myself Who the heck will show me how As uickly as the word how fell from my lips into the limitless void I heard a motorized scooter being fired up and approaching at an alarming speed Alarming for a motorized scooter anyway I turned around in my fluorescent yellow booth at Subway where I was busy enjoying a Veggie Delite sic only to see a deranged looking man with enough mustache for the entire cast of a 1970s gay porn film piloting his scooter directly for me He collided with my shin and shouted like a man reciting from an eye chart across a large gymnasium Did Someone Say But then his scooter abruptly shifted into whirlybird gear and he started spinning in circles repeatedly while he grunted and tried to locate the off switch It was very undignified I pretended I hadn t noticed by. Zsche's which Nietzsche characterized as a very sharp precise and uick digest of my essential philosophical heterodoxies and which offers such an excellent introduction to his thought Includes select bibliography notes and index. .
Friedrich Nietzsche â 0 reviewMost excellentI could recommend this as a good place to start with Nietzsche He wrote it at the end of his life and seems to bring a lot of ideas from different works together here critiues of Plato and his impact on *the Western tradition of Christianity and of modernity and various thinkers it produced along with bits and *Western tradition of Christianity and of modernity and various thinkers it produced along with bits and of his solution One of Nietzsche s later albums "The Synopsis On The Back Of My Copy States Inauspiciously "synopsis on the back of my copy states inauspiciously Twilight of the Idols was recorded in 1888 the last sane year of Nietzsche s life inauspiciously that is unless you believe that great wisdom lies close to madnessThe first track here is just an intro called Foreword not a song proper at all Nietzsche tells us that nothing succeeds in which high spirits play no part and that he intends to conduct a revaluation of all values italics hischeerfully He is going to be discussing idols none so ancient none so hollow That does not prevent their being the most believed in and they are not especially in the most eminent case called idols In other words these idols are so familiar that we may not recognize them as idols may not even be aware of what we ve been worshipping and Nietzsche wants to make us aware So far so interestingThe placement of track 2 Maxims and Arrows suggests that Twilight will have an unconventional track listing since this is not a song proper either but just a few minutes of synthesizer beeps and boops Accompanying the noises are Nietzsche s aphorismsWhether we immoralists do virtue any harm As little as anarchists do princes Only since they have been shot at do they again sit firmly on their thronesSome of them are thought provoking some are funny some are offensive Here s one that s at least two out of threeBad men have no songs How is it the Russians have songsTrack 3 The Problem of Socrates finally a real song On this track Nietzsche tells us that Socrates was what he calls a declining type ie decadent ie a symptom of decay an agent of the dissolution of Greece ie counter to life and to the ind of Dionysian artist that Nietzsche admires What s Nietzsche s problem with Socrates Well he dislikes Socrates for having been so damn rational all the time for having made a sort of religion out of rationality and Nietzsche further suggests that anyone who does that must be repressing things that he doesn t want to acknowledgeIf one needs to make a tyrant of reason as Socrates did there must exist no little danger of something else playing the tyrant The fanaticism with which the whole of Greek thought throws itself at rationality betrays a state of emergency To have to combat one s instincts Nietzsche says is the formula for decadence I was reminded naturally of Spock on Star Trek who strictly repressed his own emotions and instincts view spoilerexcept for once every seven years during the Pon Farr when he would go insane with horniness Leonard Nimoy also battled alcoholism for years just a thought hide spoiler This book frustrated me beyond comprehension I "hated him so vehemently for many different reasonsHe whines incessantly about things like the downfall of German "him so vehemently for many different reasonsHe whines incessantly about things like the downfall of German yet offers no solutionHe critiues a great many other philosopher writer or artist but offers little to no actual insight to the idol he simply alludes to their stupidity much like a child with a chip on his shoulderHis style of writing is disjointed and hard to follow this could be my translation too though I found his thought and writing patterns to be erratic contradictory at times and often incomplete He comes off as pompous and completely arrogant as wellAlong with this I just felt totally berated as a reader with his abrasive tone even when I wanted to agree with him I still felt like I was being punishedOn the positive side because there actually is one or I learned a lot My desire to dig out his hypocrisy only inspired me to further research the subjects in uestion For this I am happy as I find immense pleasure in learning I also have a whole new set of books to readI found a lot of his insights that I DID agree with to be interestin. Twilight of the Idols which deals with what we worship and why presents a vivid overview of many of Nietzsche's mature ideas including his attack on Plato's Socrates and on the Platonic legacy in Western philosophy and culture G and since his personality is so deeply embedded in his writing I was also incredibly entertained by his profoundly rooted nihilism I food myself chuckling and thinking is this guy for REALAnyway the most important lesson learnt Nietzsche has gotten me to feel a passion I have not felt in awhile while reading Sure it was seething hatred and apocalyptic accusations but I FELT something inside my mind explode Often times while I m reading I ll find myself in blissful complacency agreeing and absorbing Nietzsche really got me so angry to the point where I uestioned a lot
of my own philosophies and most epically WHY I disagreed with hisUltimately themy own philosophies and most epically WHY I disagreed with hisUltimately the served its purpose so for that I have to say I rather enjoyed it I however still dislike Nietzsche as a person just to clarify G tzen D mmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophirt Twilight of the Idols Friedrich NietzscheTwilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a Hammer is a book by Friedrich Nietzsche written in 1888 and published in 1889 Twilight of the Idols was written in just over a week between 26 August and 3 September 1888 while Nietzsche was on holiday in Sils Maria As Nietzsche "s fame and popularity were spreading both inside and outside Germany he felt that he needed a "fame and popularity were spreading both inside and outside Germany he felt that he needed a that would serve as a short introduction to his work Originally titled A Psychologist s Idleness it was renamed Twilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a HammerThe book is divided into twelve sectionsForewordMaxims and ArrowsThe Problem of SocratesReason in PhilosophyHow the True World Finally Became FictionMorality as Anti NatureThe Four Great ErrorsThe Improvers of MankindWhat the Germans LackSkirmishes of an Untimely ManWhat I Owe to the AncientsThe Hammer Speaks 1999 1376 177 9649045325 19 1381 199 964746813 1384 1386 1388 9789647468138 1390 1395 1381 181 9643290395 1382 1384 1386 1386 183 9789643290399 1387 1388 1390 1392 1393 1394 1396 1397 16041399 The only reason I m adding Nietzsche s Twilight of the Idols is because I had an extremely vivid dream last night that I was in the waiting room of a ruined wrecked office building with shattered windows overturned furniture chair and couch cushions splayed and torn and ripped stuffing pulled out and strewn everywhere bookshelves overturned desks nifed and broken and this waiting room was at the endpoint of a very long series of labyrinthine halls and the receptionist was behind some ind of makeshift lectern answering phone calls from what looked to be an old timey hearing cone and within this waiting room that was lined by fake wood paneling I sat there with other people unfamiliar to me and we were all waiting for some sort of phone call from a boss higher up or something and the general dream impression I got was that the office or business what have you had just undergone a major merger re stratification business type alteration or failure or something and we were all waiting to see whether we were to be retained or were going to be fired replaced re positioned or something anyway on one of the still erect and intact bookshelves in this wrecked waiting room was a green leather bound copy of Nietzche s Twilight of the Idols a really gorgeous edition that had a ind of gatefold cover with beautiful text and illustrations and during this whole waiting to see if I was going to be fired interim I was scheming on how to successfully steal this gorgeous book whisk it away under my clothing or just casually walk out with it as if it were mine all along get past the receptionist who wasn t paying much attention to us potentially unemployed anyway and scurry off down the long wasted halls surreptitiously with said book in hand totally unconcerned by the prospect of my impending conversation with bosshigher up only concerned with the theft of this book by the way at the end of the dream the boss gleefully spitefully fired me with great zeal Nietzsche has a strange effect on me in that his ideas resonate in my mind when I go through a bad day otherwise will see The aura of negative theology has always accompanied Nie. Nd anticipates his projected revaluation of all values Accompanied by a fascinating Introduction by Tracy Strong Richard Polt's new translation faithfully and beautifully renders this highly formal even musical late work of Niet. ,