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The Challenge of Nietzsche: How to Approach His Thought

Jeremy Fortier


Friedrich Nietzsche has been one of the most widely read authors in the world from the time of his death to the present day, as well as one of the most controversial. He has been celebrated as a liberating theorist of individual creativity and self-care, but also condemned as the inhumane advocate of anti-modern politics and hierarchical communalism. This book contends that Nietzsche’s complex legacy is the consequence of a self-conscious and artful tension within his work. That tension is reflected by the two major character-types that he established in his writings, the Free Spirit and Zarat ... More

Keywords: Nietzsche, independence, love, health, autobiography, individual, community, Free Spirit, Zarathustra, Nietzsche's development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226679396
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226679426.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Fortier, author
City College of New York