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Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us

Robert C. Solomon


This is a different kind of book about Nietzsche. It is about Nietzsche as a personal role model and a guide to a “rich inner life” and focuses neither on Nietzsche’s biography nor on the usual scholarly questions about “what Nietzsche really meant” but on Nietzsche’s effects on his readers and students. Nietzsche is an example as well as a promulgator of “passionate inwardness,” a life distinguished by its rich passions, deep emotions, exquisite taste, and a sense of personal elegance and excellence. He urges us to embrace an unusually powerful sense of personal virtue and integrity, like tha ... More

Keywords: Nietzsche, philosophy, the passionate life, the meaning of life, ad hominem argument, virtue and the virtues, the will to power, passions, genealogy, resentment, slave morality, rationality, reason, Socrates, existentialism, free will, fatalism, Übermensche

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195160147
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195160142.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Solomon, author