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Nietzsche’s Enlightenment: The Free-Spirit Trilogy of the Middle Period

Paul Franco


While much attention has been lavished on Friedrich Nietzsche’s earlier and later works, those of his so-called middle period have been generally neglected, perhaps because of their aphoristic style or perhaps because they are perceived to be inconsistent with the rest of his thought. This book gives this section of Nietzsche’s oeuvre its due, offering analysis of the three works that make up the philosopher’s middle period: Human, All too Human; Daybreak; and The Gay Science. It is Nietzsche himself who suggests that these works are connected, saying that their “common goal is to erect a new ... More

Keywords: Friedrich Nietzsche, daybreak, gay science, enlightenment, romantic writings, prophetic writings, thus spoke zarathustra, moderation, intellectual honesty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226259819
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226259840.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Franco, author