THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Vol. 12, Stanford University Press

Friedrich Nietzsche — Unpublished Fragments from the Period of Human, All Too Human I (Winter 1874/75–Winter 1877/78)

Translated, with an Afterword, by Gary Handwerk, The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Vol. 12

 

     This volume in The Complete Works presents the first English translations of Nietzsche’s unpublished notebooks from Winter 1874/1875 through 1878, the period in which he developed the mixed aphoristic-essayistic mode that continued across the rest of his career. These notebooks comprise a range of different materials, including early drafts and near-final versions of aphorisms that would appear in both volumes of Human, All Too Human. Additionally, there are extensive notes for a never-completed Unfashionable Observation that was to be titled « We Philologists », early drafts for the final sections of « Richard Wagner in Bayreuth », plans for other possible publications, and detailed reading notes on philologists, philosophers, and historians of his era, including Friedrich August Wolf, Eugen Dühring, and Jacob Burckhardt.

     Through this volume, readers gain insight into Nietzsche’s emerging sense of himself as a composer of complexly orchestrated, stylistically innovative philosophical meditations—influenced by, but moving well beyond, the modes used by aphoristic precursors such as Goethe, La Rochefoucauld, Vauvenargues, and Schopenhauer. Further, these notebooks allow readers to trace more closely Nietzsche’s development of ideas that remain central to his mature philosophy, such as the contrast between free and constrained spirits, the interplay of national, supra-national, and personal identities, and the cultural centrality of the process of Bildungas formation, education, and cultivation.

     With this latest book in the series, Stanford continues its English-language publication of the famed Colli-Montinari edition of Nietzsche’s complete works, which include the philosopher’s notebooks and early unpublished writings. Scrupulously edited so as to establish a new standard for the field, each volume includes an Afterword that presents and contextualizes the material it contains.

 

Stanford, Stanford University Press

September 2021
640 pages
Hardcover ISBN: 9780804728850
Paperback ISBN: 9781503614840



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Patrick Wotling (2022, 29 mai). THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Vol. 12, Stanford University Press. GIRN. Consulté le 13 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/p240

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