Twilight of the Idols

Twilight of the Idols

And, The Anti-Christ

Book - 2003
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In these two devastating works, Nietzsche offers a sustained and often vitriolic attack on the morality and the beliefs of his time, in particular those of Hegel, Kant and Schopenhauer. Twilight of the Idols is a 'grand declaration of war' on reason, psychology and theology that combines highly charged personal attacks on his contemporaries with a lightning tour of his own philosophy. It also paves the way for The Anti-Christ , Nietzsche's final assault on institutional Christianity, in which he identifies himself with the 'Dionysian' artist and confronts Christ- the only opponent he feels worthy of him. In his introduction Michael Tanner discusses the themes of Nietzsche's argument and places the works in their historical and philosophical context.
Publisher: London, England :, Penguin Books,, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©1968
ISBN: 9780140445145
Branch Call Number: 193 Nie
Characteristics: 210 pages
Alternative Title: Anti-Christ


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Aug 11, 2011

Brilliant and timeless works! Nietzsche's philosophical observations still stand up (when you get away from idiots who misinterpret them!). Especially great is The Anti-Christ, where he calls Christianity "a form of mortal hostility to reality as yet unsurpassed"! (And it still is!!). The hyphen in the title distinguishes itself from the biblical conception of The Antichrist. A must read for freethinkers everywhere!

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