By Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Brobjer, Thomas H.; Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Friedrich Nietzsche was once immensely influential and, counter to such a lot expectancies, additionally rather well learn. a necessary new reference device for these drawn to his considering, Nietzsche’s Philosophical Context identifies the chronology and enormous variety of philosophical books that engaged him. carefully interpreting the scope of this examining, Thomas H. Brobjer consulted over thousand volumes in Nietzsche’s own library, in addition to his booklet money owed, library files, journals, letters, and courses. This meticulous research additionally considers a few of the annotations in his books. In arguing that Nietzsche’s interpreting usually constituted the place to begin for, or counterpoint to, a lot of his personal pondering and writing, Brobjer’s learn offers students with clean perception into how Nietzsche labored and concept; to which questions and thinkers he answered; and through which of them he was once encouraged. the result's a brand new and lots more and plenty extra contextual figuring out of Nietzsche's existence and thinking.
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We have several notes that contain page references to Lange’s book and quotations, and in one note he explicitly claimed to be reading Lange. 76 Kant Nietzsche’s reading of Kant is an important and much-discussed issue, for, with the exception of Schopenhauer and Plato, Kant is the philosopher to whom Nietzsche referred to most often by far, and Kant constitutes the background and starting point for almost all later German philosophy, including Schopenhauer and Lange. However, unlike Schopenhauer and Plato, whom Nietzsche knew well, his firsthand knowledge of Kant appears to have been slight.
This move away from philology corresponded well with Nietzsche’s plans— admittedly only for a brief period of time—to write his dissertation in philosophy instead of philology. ”75 Both themes were inspired by his reading of Schopenhauer and Lange, both of whom dealt with these questions in some detail, and many of these notes were excerpts from Lange’s book. There is no doubt that Lange constituted a strong influence on the young Nietzsche and that Nietzsche read him intensively in 1866 and 1868.
Nietzsche’s reading of Schopenhauer also strongly improved and influenced his interest and knowledge of general philosophy and the history of philosophy. Schopenhauer continually discussed philosophical questions and other philosophers’ views throughout his works. 50 However, along with Nietzsche’s many enthusiastic notes and comments about Schopenhauer in letters, we also find a number of connected notes, covering about ten published pages and written sometime between the autumn of 1867 and early 1868, in which Nietzsche severely criticizes Schopenhauer’s philosophy.
Nietzsche's philosophical context : an intellectual biography by Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Brobjer, Thomas H.; Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm