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Nietzsche's Middle Period

Ruth Abbey


This book offers a close study of the works that have come to be known as constituting Friedrich Nietzsche’s middle period: Human, All Too Human, Daybreak, and the first four books of The Gay Science. Some of the value in reading these works is genealogical — they show how the later Nietzsche became the thinker he did. A related benefit of reading them is the help they give in avoiding generalizations about Nietzsche — views and attitudes associated with Nietzsche come to be seen as peculiar to one of his periods or some of his texts. However, it is also argued that these are rich and fruitful ... More

Keywords: Ruth Abbey, Nietzsche, German philosophy, history of philosophy, morality, Human all too Human, Daybreak, The Gay Science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195134087
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195134087.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Abbey, author
University of Notre Dame
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