The Gay Science with a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche (tr Josefine Nauckhoff & Adrian del Caro; ed Bernard Williams )


Nietzsche wrote The Gay Science, which he later described as "perhaps my most personal book," when he was at the height of his intellectual powers, and the reader will find it an extensive and sophisticated treatment of the philosophical themes and views most central to Nietzsche's own thought and most influential on later thinkers. This volume presents the work in a new translation by Josefine Nauckhoff, with an introduction by Bernard Williams that elucidates the work's main themes and discusses their continuing importance. Review Quotes: The Gay Science deserves prominent attention from philosophers who study Nietzche's works, and indeed from anyone with an interest in moral psychology and the origin of our values. This new edition is a great achievement, which should for most purposes supersede Kaufmann as the standard translation, and which will have an important role to play in bringing this work into prominence and in furthering the study of Nietzche in the English-speaking world." Notre Dame Philosphical Reviews First published in this edition 2001.


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