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What Nietzsche Really Said by Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins

Patrick Scott, a new Nietzsche enthusiast, looks at… you’ve guessed it!

Solomon and Higgins provide a very accessible introduction to Nietzsche’s philosophy. In their book What Nietzsche Really Said, they dispel those rumors and accusations that surround Nietzsche, summarize the important influences on his thought and briefly examine each of his major works. The authors discuss the eternal recurrence and the overman to come, as well as Nietzsche’s view of virtues and his literary style.

What emerges is Nietzsche’s value of individuality and his love of fate (amor fati). This clear and succinct summary of the philosopher’s profound worldview is highly recommended for all readers who desire to pursue an understanding of and appreciation for this complex thinker.

© Patrick A. Scott 2000

Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins, What Nietzsche Really Said. New York, Shocken, 2000, ISBN 0-8052-4157-4.

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