Ecce Homo has ratings and reviews. Glenn said: For whom am I writing this review? If Nietzsche were by my side I suspect he would want me to. In late , only weeks before his final collapse into madness, Nietzsche ( ) set out to compose his autobiography, and Ecce Homo remains one. Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions.

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Ecce Homo by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

This is a question any aspiring reader of Nietzsche must ask. In nietzzsche train that was taking him to Basel, the one thing he always asked for was a mirror.

The Twilight of the Idols and the Anti-Christ: Where one feels contempt, one cannot wage war; where one commands, where one sees something beneath oneself, one has no business waging war.

There was one darkly heroic phrase from The Birth of Tragedy that stuck: That a well-turned-out person pleases our senses, that he is carved from wood that is hard, delicate, and at the same time smells good. They are not free to know: The “accursed anti-semitism” of Nietzsche’s sister caused “a radical breach” between them but, after his death, Elisabeth un-scrupulously and deliberately coerced his work into the service of neo-Teutonism and National Socialist ideology.

Nietzsche struck me like a bolt from the blue in my transition to adulthood. Its saints are slanderers of the world and violators of man. Preview — Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche.

Want to Read saving…. Indeed, as they gained form and became more clearly visible, now in the center of vision, they looked like crosses between bats and owls, more the size of the latter, fat with humanoid faces. The affirmation of passing away and destroying, which is the decisive feature of a Dionysian philosophy; saying Yes to opposition and war; becoming, along with a radical repudiation of the very concept of being—all this is clearly more closely related to me than anything else thought to date.

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The instinct of self-defense has become worn-out in them; otherwise they would resist books. A must read for all Friedrich Nietzsche fans and lovers of Western philosophy. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Indeed, I I was a very serious student during the last two years at Grinnell College.

Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche

While Cate summarises a letter in which Wagner guesses that Nistzsche nervous disorders are the result of what he – Cate – calls a “perversion of the sexual drive”, Koehler is more frank, quoting Wagner’s suggestion that “these symptoms were the result of masturbation”, and then explaining that masturbation was actually “a euphemism for pederasty”.

But this question itself is at bottom its own answer. Another reason is uommo his multifaceted criticism of mid 19th century German society could serve as a starting point for the revolutionaries, both on the left and the right, who wanted to replace it with their own dreams.

Socrates is recognized for the ho,mo time as an instrument of Greek disintegration, as a typical decadent. We all know there is a time of transition hovering about age nineteen when the emotions of sensitive souls are heightened and experience is intensified, intensified to such a point that even thoughts and concepts have a highly-charged emotional tone; one’s life deepens, exaggerates, strengthens, amplifies, ignites and one borders on becoming an inflamed madman, even if the madness is only known internally.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Jung, particularly his alchemical writings. On an even simpler level – John Carey’s, for example – Nietzsche remains tragically misunderstood.

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Warding off, not letting things come close, involves an expenditure—let nobody deceive himself about this—energy wasted on negative ends. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. From a Nietzschean perspective, the subsequent falling-out with Wagner was inevitable given the intensity with which he idolised him.

His overman, his Zarathustra, his transvaluation, his doctrine of eternal return are all emperors without clothes.

Superman in the mirror

By quoting selectively – as Carey does in The Intellectuals and the Masses – it is possible to turn Nietzsche into a rabid anti-democrat, but not to balance this against the tenderness and courtesy by which he set such store is intellectually dishonest.

Until the very end of senior year I had no girlfriend. Jun 16, Paolina Daniele rated it it was amazing. For whom am I writing this review? The beings, and there were lots of them, moving very quickly, did not seem benign.

This was rather too much. Everything has been made fraudulent and has been twisted through and through by the good. In one of these, near Nice, he heeded his mum’s advice and hired a small stove or “fire-idol” as he called itaround which, Cate notes, he “leaped and pranced” in a dance of pagan jubilation. My practice of war can be summed up in four propositions.