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So wrote Nietzsche in ng chronicles the improbable story of how a fastidious professor of Greek philology became the most explosive intellectual force in be sure, readers will likely already know how this self-styled Antichrist waged war on Christianity to create cultural space for a boldly heroic egoism.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (/ ˈ n iː tʃ ə, ˈ n iː tʃ i /; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːtʃə] or [ˈniːtsʃə]; 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, writer, and philologist whose work has exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history.
Four years ago Julian Young published Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Religion, a book in which he argued that the standard view of Nietzsche as a staunch individualist and atheist was incorrect.
In this beautifully written account, Julian Young provides the most comprehensive biography available today of the life and philosophy of the nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
"...Julian Young's Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography is marvelous, meticulously researched, artfully written, and genuinely ng has managed to produce a work of the highest caliber on the slippery terrain of Nietzsche's thought.
Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography Simply put, this is an excellent biography of Nietzsche, and a model of what a philosophical biography should ng offers a smooth integration of biographical detail and philosophical analysis so that one can readily see how Nietzsche's life and thought informed one another.
Karl Ludwig Nietzsche was a Lutheran Minister in the small Prussian town of Röcken, near Leipzig. When young Friedrich was not quite five, his father died of a brain hemorrhage, leaving Franziska, Friedrich, a three-year old daughter, Elisabeth, and an infant son.