Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

1844 - 1900

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Bibliography, Links, Resources


This list is merely a record of the books in my personal library (VSCL),  and references to some of my online reading about Friedrich Nietzsche and his philosophy and writings.  Click on any underlined title or book cover image to go to to see the reviews, and purchase the new or used version of that title; or, to go to the webpage cited. 


Basic Writings of Nietzsche  By Friedrich Nietzsche.  Translated and Edited, with Commentaries by Walter Kaufmann.  New York, Modern Library, 1966, 1968.  Indexes pp 804-845, 845 pages.  ISBN: B00E28VDX0 for the 1996 Edition, with and introduction by Peter Gay.  I use the 1968 version.  This text includes: The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, Ecce Homo, and Aphorisms.  Each book has an introduction.  Includes biographical notes.  Separate indexes for each book.  I use a Modern Library hardbound 1968 version of this work, and the very inexpensive Kindle E-book version, VSCL. 

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future  By Friedrich Nietzsche.  Translated with a commentary by Walter Kaufmann.  New York, A Vintage Original 1966.  Index, 256 pages.  ISBN: 394703375.  VSCL. 

Brian Leiter's Nietzsche Blog    

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Cloud Hands Blog Posts Referring to Nietzsche 

Daybreak - Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality.  By Friedrich Nietzsche.  Translated by R. J. Hollingdale.  Introduction by Michael Tanner.  Cambridge University Press, 1982, 1990.  Index, 233 pages.  ISBN: 052128662X.  VSCL. 

Green Way Research.  The hypertext notebooks of Mike Garofalo. 

Hollingdale, John Reginald (R.J.)  (1930-2001)  Renowned translator and scholar of Nietzsche. 

Kaufmann, Walter Arnold (1921-1980)  Renowned translator, scholar, and teacher of Nietzsche.  Philosophy teacher at Princeton for 30 years. 

Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography.   By Rüdiger Safranski.  Translated by Shelley Frisch.  W.W. Norton and Co., Reprint Edition, 2000, 2003.  Index, bibliography, notes, 409 pages.  ISBN: 0393323801.  VSCL. 




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Nietzsche: A Selected Annotated Bibliography.  From the New York Public Library. 

Neitzsche: Essential Reading in Five Books.  Recommendations by Brian Leiter.  

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm (15 October 1844 - 25 August 1900)  Wikipedia

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm   Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm   Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy  

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm   Google Search

Nietzsche: Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits.  By Friedrich Nietzsche.  Translated by R. J. Hollingdale.  Introduction by Erich Heller.  Cambridge University Press, 1986, 1993.  No index, 395 pages.  ISBN: 0521319455.  VSCL. 

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist.   By Walter Kaufmann.  Princeton University Press, 1950, 4th Edition, 1975.  552 pages.  ISBN: 9780691019833.  VSCL.

Nietzsche Source Website.  In German, English, French, and Italian. 

Nietzsche: The Man and his Philosophy.  By R. J. Hollingdale.  Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edition, 2001.  Index, bibliography, 270 pages.  ISBN: 9780521002950.  VSCL. 

On the Genealogy of Morality  A Polemic by Friedrich Nietzsche.  Translated, with introduction and notes by Maudemarie Clark and Alan J. Swensen.  Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing, 1998.  Index, 177 pages.  ISBN: 978-0872202832.  VSCL. 

Perspectivism   A theme of Nietzsche.  Indeed, absolute "truth" is very hard to discover, but some "truths" are far less substantiated, validated, and supported than others. 

A Philosopher's Hypertext Notebooks.  By Mike Garofalo. 

The Philosophy of Nietzsche.  By Friedrich Nietzsche.  New York, Modern Library, 1924, 1954.  Introduction by Willard Huntington Wright.  Translations of Thus Spake Zarathustra by Thomas Common, Beyond Good and Evil by Helen Zimmern, The Genealogy of Morals by Horace B. Samuel, Ecce Homo by Clifton Fadiman, and the Birth of Tragedy by Clifton Fadiman.  No index, 1088 pages.  Hardbound, nicely typeset.   VSCL. 

The Portable Nietzsche.   By Friedrich Nietzsche.  Translated by Walter Kaufmann.  New York, Penguin Books, 1977.  704 pages.  ISBN: 9780140150629.   Includes the complete and unabridged translations of: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner, and Thus Spoke Zarathurstra.  Extensive quotations from other works and his letters.  VSCL (Kindle E-Book Version). 

Quotations from Nietzsche:  The Perspectives of Nietzsche

Quotations from Nietzsche:  Brainy Quotes

Religion, Christianity, and Nietzsche's Views - Quotations

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and Nobody.  By Friedrich Nietzsche.  Translated with an introduction and notes by Graham Parkes.  Oxford University Press, 2005, 2008.  Oxford World's Classics.  Index, 335 pages.  ISBN: 978-0199537099.  VSCL. 

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None.  By Friedrich Nietzsche.  Translated by Walter Kauffman.  Penguin Books, 1954, 1978.  327 pages.  ISBN: 0140047484.  VSCL.  

The Will to Power  By Friedrich Nietzsche.  Translated by Walter Kaufmann and R. J. Hollingdale.  Edited with commentary by Walter Kaufmann.  New York, Vintage Books, Random House, 1967.  Index, 575 pages.  ISBN: 394704371.  VSCL. 

VSCL =  Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California.  Library of Mike Garofalo. 




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Quotations, Sayings, Aphorisms, Insights, Comments, Information 


"Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality.  He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond.  Central to his philosophy is the idea of “life-affirmation,” which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life's expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be.  Often referred to as one of the first existentialist philosophers along with Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Nietzsche's revitalizing philosophy has inspired leading figures in all walks of cultural life, including dancers, poets, novelists, painters, psychologists, philosophers, sociologists and social revolutionaries."
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy



"Friedrich Nietzsche's (1844-1900) influence on the present age is all pervasive. In 1955,  Martin Heidegger wrote, it is “Nietzsche, in whose light and shadow all of us today, with our ‘for him’ or ‘against him’ are thinking and writing…”  This is even more evident today.  Stanley Rosen has called him the most influential philosopher in the western world; and for Charles Taylor, all contemporary philosophy is neo-Nietzschean.

This influence is reflected in the enormous secondary literature about Nietzsche. The International Nietzsche Bibliography, published in 1968, listed over 4,500 entries in 27 languages; since then more than 3,000 books on Nietzsche have been published.  The Weimarer Nietzsche-Bibliographie, published 2000-2002, includes over 20,000 entries in 42 languages. 

Initially, Nietzsche’s influence was primarily literary and artistic.  Thomas Mann, Herman Hesse, André Gide, William Butler Yeats, Rainer Maria Rilke, George Bernard Shaw, Eugene O’Neill, August Strindberg, to name but a few, were all influenced by him.  Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud admired him.  Freud stated “that he had a more penetrating knowledge of himself than any man who ever lived or was likely to live.”  And Freud stopped reading him because he feared Nietzsche had anticipated many of his own ideas. Interest in Nietzsche as a philosopher, however, only became widespread after World War II.  Although important works about him were published in the thirties by the German philosophers Karl Jaspers, Max Scheler, and Karl Löwith, their influence was limited by the rise of Nazism. It was Martin Heidegger’s lectures on Nietzsche from the 1930’s and 1940’s, but published only in 1961, that was decisive in developing interest in Nietzsche as a philosopher.  Heidegger's interpretation shaped the image of Nietzsche in Europe until the 1970’s, when it was challenged in France in what has become known as “the new Nietzsche” or “the French Nietzsche.” Like Heidegger in Europe, Walter Kaufman’s interpretation of Nietzsche, in "Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist" (1950), as well as his many translations of Nietzsche, and their accompanying introductions and commentary, determined how Nietzsche was understood in North America up to the 1970’s."
Nietzsche: A Selected Annotated Bibliography.  From the New York Public Library. 



"Christianity as antiquity.-- When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible! This, for a Jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God's son? The proof of such a claim is lacking. Certainly the Christian religion is an antiquity projected into our times from remote prehistory; and the fact that the claim is believed - whereas one is otherwise so strict in examining pretensions - is perhaps the most ancient piece of this heritage. A god who begets children with a mortal woman; a sage who bids men work no more, have no more courts, but look for the signs of the impending end of the world; a justice that accepts the innocent as a vicarious sacrifice; someone who orders his disciples to drink his blood; prayers for miraculous interventions; sins perpetrated against a god, atoned for by a god; fear of a beyond to which death is the portal; the form of the cross as a symbol in a time that no longer knows the function and ignominy of the cross -- how ghoulishly all this touches us, as if from the tomb of a primeval past!  Can one believe that such things are still believed?"
-  Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, S. 405, Translated by R. J. Hollingdale.  I share many of Nietzsche's views on Judeo-Christian-Moslem beliefs.   


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