THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Vol. 6, Stanford University Press

Friedrich Nietzsche — The Joyful Science / Idylls from Messina / Unpublished Fragments from the Period of The Joyful Science (Spring 1881–Summer 1882)

Translated, with an Afterword, by Adrian del Caro, The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Vol. 6

Written on the threshold of Thus Spoke Zarathustra during a high point of social, intellectual and psychic vibrancy, The Joyful Science (frequently translated as The Gay Science) is one of Nietzsche’s thematically tighter books. Here he debuts and practices the art of amor fati, love of fate, to explore what is “species preserving” in relation to happiness (Book One); inspiration and the role of art as they keep us mentally fit for inhabiting a world dominated by science (Book Two); the challenges of living authentically and overcoming after the death of God (Book Three); and the crescendo of life affirmation in which Nietzsche revealed the doctrine of eternal recurrence and previewed the figure of Zarathustra (Book Four). Invigorated and motivated by Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche in 1887 added a new preface, an appendix of poems, and Book Five, where he deepened the critique of science and displayed a more genealogical approach.

This volume provides the first English translation of the Idylls from Messina and, more importantly, it includes the first English translation of the notebooks of 1881–1882, in which Nietzsche first formulated the eternal recurrence. Structurally and stylistically, The Joyful Science remains Nietzsche’s most effective book of aphorisms, immediately after which he took on the voice and alter ego of Zarathustra in order to push beyond the boundaries of even the most liberating prose.

Stanford, Stanford University Press

January 2023

784 pages

Hardcover ISBN: 9780804728775

Paperback ISBN: 9781503632325

L’ANTECHRIST. Traduction, présentation et notes d’Éric Blondel

Friedrich Nietzsche — L’antéchrist

Nouvelle édition. Traduction, présentation et notes d’Éric Blondel.

     Dans L’Antéchrist, au titre volontairement équivoque, le Christ est étrangement épargné, tandis que la charge vise les « chrétiens ». Le christianisme, dit Nietzsche, est une invention de l’apôtre Paul, qui falsifie la « bonne nouvelle » du Christ pour en faire une « foi  », le « mensonge sacré » d’une morale de la négation de la vie sous le symbole de la Croix : « Ce qui est chrétien, c’est la haine contre l’esprit, contre la fierté, le courage, la liberté, le libertinage de l’esprit ; ce qui est chrétien, c’est la haine contre les sens, contre les joies des sens, contre la joie tout court… »

     Bien plus qu’un pamphlet antireligieux et anticlérical, ce livre est une critique implacable et une généalogie de la morale, des idéaux du prêtre ascétique, de la « foi ». Ces croyances, selon Nietzsche, persistent dans l’athéisme des « libres penseurs », et le « christianisme » se survit dans les « idées modernes », la foi dans la morale, la « vérité », le progrès, l’esprit de troupeau.

     Nietzsche, sans le connaître véritablement, y inclut ce qu’il appelle « socialisme », qui escamote la réalité pour lui substituer des idéaux négateurs, grégaires, moralisateurs et nationalistes inspirés par la « volonté de vengeance » des « faibles ». Cet avatar du « christianisme » fait étrangement songer à ce qu’on appelle aujourd’hui populisme ou fascisme.

 

Paris, Flammarion

Avril 2022

276 pages

ISBN : 9782080278029

 

LA NAISSANCE DE LA TRAGEDIE. Traduction, présentation et notes de Céline Denat

Friedrich Nietzsche — La naissance de la tragédie

Nouvelle édition. Traduction, présentation et notes de Céline Denat

     Parue en 1872, La Naissance de la tragédie est l’acte de naissance d’un philosophe convaincu que seule la confrontation avec ce qui nous est étranger nous donne accès à nous-mêmes.
     En interrogeant la genèse de la tragédie antique à partir des pulsions que sont l’apollinien et le dionysiaque, Nietzsche met en lumière le sens du pessimisme propre à la Grèce présocratique. Ce « pessimisme de la force », lucide quant au caractère douloureux de la vie humaine, n’exclut pas, mais au contraire renforce le désir d’exister. Par contraste, Nietzsche interroge également une autre forme de pessimisme : le nihilisme dont souffre l’Europe moderne, conséquence paradoxale du rationalisme socratique.

     La Naissance de la tragédie inaugure ainsi une forme de philosophie radicalement nouvelle : une philosophie qui, contre la rationalité triomphante, met au jour le fond pulsionnel de toute activité humaine, et qui s’attache à comparer et à évaluer les cultures, en vue de mieux comprendre le présent et de transformer l’avenir.

 

Paris, Flammarion

Avril 2022

356 pages

ISBN : 9782080278043

 

PAR-DELA BIEN ET MAL. Traduction, présentation et notes de Patrick Wotling

Friedrich Nietzsche — Par-delà bien et mal.

Nouvelle édition. Traduction, présentation et notes de Patrick Wotling

 

     En quoi la philosophie est-elle demeurée jusqu’à présent prisonnière de préjugés ? Pourquoi le projet même de recherche du vrai est-il suspect ? C’est l’examen de ces deux questions qui conduit Nietzsche, dans Par-delà bien et mal, à récuser la problématique de la vérité pour lui substituer celle, plus radicale, de la valeur. Et c’est pourquoi ce texte de 1886 – « une sorte de commentaire de mon Zarathoustra » ainsi que le présente Nietzsche – constitue sans doute l’ouvrage le plus propre à faire saisir la logique spécifique, déroutante autant que rigoureuse, de la réflexion nietzschéenne, tout comme il est celui qui en détaille le plus clairement les aboutissements : la définition nouvelle du philosophe, du « philosophe de l’avenir », comme créateur de valeurs, et l’interprétation de la réalité comme volonté de puissance.

 

Paris, Flammarion

Avril 2022

480 pages

ISBN : 9782080278036

 

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Vol. 15, Stanford University Press

Friedrich Nietzsche — Unpublished Fragments from the Period of Thus Spoke Zarathustra(Spring 1884–Winter 1884/85)

 Translated, with an Afterword, by Paul S. Loeb and David F. Tinsley, The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Vol. 15

     This volume provides the first English translation of Nietzsche’s unpublished notes from the spring of 1884 through the winter of 1884–85, the period in which he was composing the fourth and final part of his favorite work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. These notebooks therefore provide special insight into Nietzsche’s philosophical concept of superior humans, as well as important clues to the identities of the famous nineteenth-century European figures who inspired Nietzsche’s invention of fictional characters such as « the prophet », « the sorcerer », and « the ugliest human ». In these notebooks, Nietzsche also further explores ideas that were introduced in the first three parts of Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Zarathustra’s teaching about the death of God; his proclamation that it is time for humankind to overcome itself and create the superhumans; his discovery that the secret of life is the will to power; and his most profound thought—that the entire cosmos will eternally return.

     Readers will encounter here a wealth of material that Nietzsche would include in his next book, Beyond Good and Evil, as he engages the ideas of Kant and Schopenhauer, challenges cultural icons like Richard Wagner, and mercilessly exposes the foibles of his contemporaries, especially of his fellow Germans. Readers will also discover an extensive collection of Nietzsche’s poetry. Richly annotated and accompanied by a detailed translators’ afterword, this volume showcases the cosmopolitanism at work in Nietzsche’s multifaceted and critical exploration of aesthetic and cultural influences that transcend national (and nationalist) notions of literature, music, and culture.

 

Stanford, Stanford University Press
May 2022
592 pages
Hardcover ISBN: 9780804728881
Paperback ISBN: 9781503629707

Jesús Conill. NIETZSCHE FRENTE A HABERMAS. Genealogías de la razón

Jesús Conill

Nietzsche frente a Habermas. Genealogías de la razón.

 

     El libro desvela una apasionante confrontación: la que se produce entre Nietzsche y Habermas, entre la genealogía de la razón corporal y la de la razón comunicativa. En su última etapa Habermas descubre explícitamente que en los orígenes de la razón se encuentra la imaginación religiosa y que las huellas de lo sagrado perduran hasta en la razón moderna, cuyo déficit motivacional reclama los vínculos religiosos.

     Tanto Nietzsche como Habermas reconstruyen la gestación histórica de la razón a partir de la experiencia vital y su progreso mediante procesos de aprendizaje, que han conducido a una religión racionalizada en la perspectiva de Habermas y a una experiencia trágica en el diagnóstico cultural de Nietzsche.

     El principal déficit de Habermas consiste en no haber planteado la auténtica encrucijada entre Kant y Nietzsche. Porque la genealogía nietzscheana ofrece una alternativa a la racionalización de los contenidos religiosos, en especial del cristianismo, a partir de la experiencia trágica del nihilismo contemporáneo.

     ¿Qué tipo de hombre hay que “criar” para superar la “muerte de Dios” y el falso “progreso” de la democratización gregaria? ¿Basta encontrar el sentido de la vida mediante la racionalización de las tradiciones religiosas? ¿O es necesario asumir poéticamente la experiencia vital de que siempre será posible un cristianismo trágico?

 

Madrid, Tecnos

1.ª ed., 2021

200 páginas 

ISBN :  978-84-309-8386-5

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

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Vol. 9, edited by Alan D. Schrift, Stanford University Press

Friedrich Nietzsche — The Case of Wagner / Twilight of the Idols / The Antichrist / Ecce Homo / Dionysus Dithyrambs / Nietzsche Contra Wagner

Translated by Adrian Del Caro, Carol Diethe, Duncan Large, George H. Leiner, Paul S. Loeb, Alan D. Schrift, David F. Tinsley, and Mirko Wittwar, The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, vol. 9

 

The year 1888 marked the last year of Friedrich Nietzsche’s intellectual career and the culmination of his philosophical development. In that final productive year, he worked on six books, all of which are now, for the first time, presented in English in a single volume. Together these new translations provide a fundamental and complete introduction to Nietzsche’s mature thought and to the virtuosity and versatility of his most fully developed style.

The writings included here have a bold, sometimes radical tone that can be connected to Nietzsche’s rising profile and growing confidence. In The Antichrist, we are offered an extended critique of Christianity and Christian morality alongside blunt diagnoses of contemporary Europe’s cultural decadence. In Dionysus Dithyrambs we are presented with his only work composed exclusively of poetry, and in Twilight of the Idols we find a succinct summary of his mature philosophical views. At times the works are also openly personal, as in The Case of Wagner, which presents Nietzsche’s attempt to settle accounts with his former close friend, German composer Richard Wagner, and in his provocative autobiography, Ecce Homo, which sees Nietzsche taking stock of his past and future while also reflecting on many of his earlier texts.

Scrupulously edited, this critical volume also includes commentary by esteemed Nietzsche scholar Andreas Urs Sommer. Through this new collection, students and scholars are given an essential introduction to Nietzsche’s late thought.

 

Stanford, Stanford University Press

January 2021

816 pages

Hardcover ISBN: 9780804728829

Paperback ISBN: 9781503612549

Keith Ansell-Pearson, Rebecca Bamford. NIETZSCHE’S DAWN: PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS, AND THE PASSION OF KNOWLEDGE

Keith Ansell-Pearson, Rebecca Bamford.

Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge

   Published in 1881, Dawn: Thoughts on the Presumptions of Morality (sometimes translated as Daybreak) was written at a turning point in Nietzsche’s intellectual life and marks a significant departure from the German philosophical tradition of the nineteenth century. Though groundbreaking in many ways, Dawn remains the least studied text in Nietzsche’s body of work, but has experienced a resurgence of interest as trends in contemporary research have focused on Nietzsche’s naturalism and his futurism. In Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, authors Keith Ansell-Pearson and Rebecca Bamford undertake a thorough analysis of the second installment in Nietzsche’s so-called free spirit trilogy.

   Nietzsche’s Dawn articulates Dawn’s nascent contributions to the signature doctrines of Nietzsche’s mature scholarship, and examines the continuing relevance of his critique of fear, superstition, and moral and religious fanaticism. Ansell-Pearson and Bamford highlight Dawn’s social-psychological insights and its critical reflections on traditional morality, making connections with recent scholarship on skepticism, ethical naturalism and experimentalism, and the art of living well. The volume opens with an introduction to Dawn and to reading Nietzsche’s work, surveying his literary and philosophical influences to give a full picture of Dawn’s cultural and ideological context. Later chapters address a wide range of topics relevant to Dawn, including presumptions of customary morality, hatred of the self, free-minded thinking, and the commitment to the pursuit of the passion of knowledge.

   Original and incisive, Nietzsche’s Dawn imaginatively explores one of Nietzsche’s most underappreciated major works, and is essential reading for scholars and interpreters of Nietzsche and his middle-period writings, as well as general readers with an interest in his life and thought.

 
 

Wiley Blackwell

2020

288 pages

ISBN : 978-1-119-69366-6

 

 

Vanessa Lemm. HOMO NATURA. NIETZSCHE, PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND BIOPOLITICS.

Vanessa Lemm

Homo Natura. Nietzsche, Philosophical Anthropology and Biopolitics.

 

 

Nietzsche coins the enigmatic term homo natura to capture his understanding of the human being as a creature of nature and tasks philosophy with the renaturalisation of humanity.

Following Foucault’s critique of the human sciences, Vanessa Lemm discusses the reception of Nietzsche’s naturalism in philosophical anthropology, psychoanalysis and gender studies.

She offers an original reading of homo natura that brings back the ancient Greek idea of nature and sexuality as creative chaos and of the philosophical life as outspoken and embodied truth, perhaps best exemplified by the Cynics’ embrace of social and cultural transformation.

 

Edinburgh

Edinburgh University Press

2020

216 pages

ISBN : 9781474466721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUMAIN, TROP HUMAIN I. Traduction inédite, présentation et notes de Patrick Wotling

Friedrich Nietzsche – Humain, trop humain I

Traduction inédite, présentation et notes de Patrick Wotling

À sa parution en 1878, Humain, trop humain laisse les lecteurs perplexes : on n’y reconnaît pas l’auteur de La Naissance de la tragédie. Pourtant, la rupture entre les deux ouvrages n’est pas aussi radicale qu’on a voulu le penser. C’est bien plutôt un mouvement d’affirmation de soi, profond et déterminant, qui se manifeste dans ce nouveau livre. Libéré de ses influences passées, Nietzsche réinvestit ses interrogations sur un mode nouveau et, ce faisant, consolide sa propre manière de philosopher.

L’évolution la plus frappante est stylistique : Nietzsche adopte pour la première fois la forme aphoristique, conforme à sa pensée, anti-dogmatique, qui procède par essais, hypothèses, multiplication des points de vue. D’où un changement de méthodologie : à rebours de la tradition philosophique, il rejette les perspectives fixistes de la métaphysique et prône une logique interprétative. Se plaçant sur le terrain de la psychologie, il enquête sur les méandres de l’âme humaine, reconnaissant que tout ce qui se produit dans la réalité n’est pas entièrement imputable à la raison, mais bien davantage à des processus infra-conscients – instincts, pulsions, valeurs –, qui constituent le « trop humain » de l’humain.

 

Paris

GF Flammarion

2019

592 p.

ISBN : 9782081279995

HUMAIN, TROP HUMAIN II. Traduction inédite d’Éric Blondel, Ole Hansen-Løve, Théo Leydenbach

Friedrich Nietzsche – Humain, trop humain II

Traduction inédite d’Éric Blondel, Ole Hansen-Løve, Théo Leydenbach

 

Livre de la maturité, Humain, trop humain ouvre la deuxième période de la pensée nietzschéenne. Le philosophe a trouvé le style d’écriture qu’il n’abandonnera plus – la forme aphoristique – et l’objet qui l’occupera toujours – l’analyse des mœurs et de la culture.

Dans ce second volume, composé d’Opinions et sentences mêlées et du Voyageur et son ombre, Nietzsche aborde des sujets de tous ordres : l’enseignement, la mode, le christianisme, le châtiment, les Grecs… Au lieu de proposer un exposé dogmatique, il procède, tel le voyageur sans attaches, par essais et expérimentations. Mais derrière le caractère apparemment hétéroclite de l’œuvre, c’est bien à une étude des mœurs et, à travers elle, à une critique de la morale que Nietzsche s’emploie. Pour lui, en effet, la morale telle qu’elle s’est développée dans la tradition philosophique a masqué derrière les lumières de la raison ce qui est perçu comme une faiblesse : les pulsions, l’irrationnel, l’« ombre » en chacun de nous – ces choses injustement mises au rebut alors qu’elles constituent la réalité profonde de la vie et que Nietzsche appelle le « trop humain » de l’humain.

 

Paris

GF Flammarion

2019

512 p.

ISBN : 9782081280083

Wilson Frezzatti Jr. NIETZSCHE E A PSICOFISIOLOGIA FRANCESA DO SECULO XIX

Wilson Frezzatti Jr

Nietzsche e a psicofisiologia francesa do século XIX.

 

 

       Dirigindo-se à França do século XIX, Wilson Frezzatti procura resgatar o itinerário que ligou filosofia, fisiologia e psicologia, ou seja, situar o ambiente e as teses que ampararam o surgimento de um estudo fisiopsicológico ou psicofisiológico em relação com o discurso filosófico daquele momento. Nessa perspectiva, o que Frezzatti mostra é que Nietzsche não se coloca na condição de um cientista ou seguidor das ideias de Ribot, mas na de alguém que empregou alguns conceitos psicológicos conforme suas necessidades filosóficas. Ademais, ao lado de semelhanças entre seu pensamento e o de Ribot, encontraremos diferenças que são cruciais para que o autor de Além de bem e mal mantenha sua independência filosófica e seu projeto de superação da metafísica e de elevação da cultura (a filosofia do porvir) […]. A construção da psicologia nietzschiana se faz contra a psicologia vigente, o que lhe dá um caráter antimetafísico, antimoral e antiidealista.

 

São Paulo

Humanitas

2019

228 p.

ISBN : 978-85-7732-360-9

Andreas Urs Sommer. WAS BLEIBT VON NIETZSCHES PHILOSOPHIE ?

Andreas Urs Sommer

Was bleibt von Nietzsches Philosophie ?

    So geschäftig die internationale Nietzsche-Forschung auch ist, bleibt doch weithin unklar, was eigentlich gemeint ist, wenn wir von »Nietzsches Philosophie« sprechen. Handelt es sich um ein Gefüge von Lehrsätzen – Wille zur Macht, Ewige Wiederkunft des Gleichen, Übermensch? Wie sollen philosophisch interessierte Leserinnen und Leser damit umgehen, dass Nietzsche sich offensichtlich unentwegt selbst ins Wort fällt und jede doktrinale Festlegung verweigert? Ist das nur eine billige literarische Strategie, um das eigene Gefüge von Lehrsätzen interessanter zu machen? Oder handelt es sich vielmehr um den Versuch, den Glauben an Philosophie als Gefüge von Lehrsätzen grundsätzlich zu problematisieren? Vielleicht ist Nietzsches Philosophie etwas völlig Anderes: eine andere Praxis.

 

 

Berlin

Duncker & Humblot

2018

96 S.

ISBN : 978-3428154296

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Vol. 14 and Vol. 16, edited by Alan D. Schrift and Duncan Large, Stanford University Press

Friedrich Nietzsche – Unpublished Fragments (Spring 1885-Spring 1886)

Translated, with an Afterword, by Adrian Del Caro, The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, vol. 16

 

 

     This volume of The Complete Works provides the first English translation of all Nietzsche’s unpublished notes from April 1885 to the summer of 1886, the period in which he wrote his breakthrough philosophical books Beyond Good and Evil and On the Genealogy of Morality. Keen to reinvent himself after Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the philosopher used these unpublished notes to chart his search for a new philosophical voice. The notebooks contain copious drafts of book titles; critical retrospection on his earlier projects; a critique of the feminine; prophetic commentary on Germany; and forays into metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and language. They also reveal his deep concern for Europe and its future and a burgeoning presence of the Dionysian. We learn what Nietzsche was reading and from whom he borrowed, and we find a considerable portion of notes and fragments from the non-book “Will to Power,” though here they are unembellished and unmediated. Richly annotated and accompanied by a detailed translator’s afterword, this landmark volume sheds light on the controversy surrounding the Nachlass of the 1880s.

 

Stanford, Stanford University Press,

October 2019

616 p.

ISBN : 9781503608726

 

Friedrich Nietzsche – Unpublished Fragments from the Period of Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Summer 1882-Spring 1883/84)

Translated, with an Afterword, by Paul S. Loeb and David F. Tinsley, The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, vol. 14

 

     This volume provides the first English translation of Nietzsche’s unpublished notebooks from 1882–1884, the period in which he was composing the book that he considered his best and most important work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Crucial transitional documents in Nietzsche’s intellectual development, the notebooks mark a shift into what is widely regarded as the philosopher’s mature period. They reveal his long-term design of a fictional tetralogy charting the philosophical, pedagogical, and psychological journeys of his alter-ego, Zarathustra. Here, in nuce, appear Zarathustra’s teaching about the death of God; his discovery that the secret of life is the will to power; and his most profound and most frightening thought—that his own life, human history, and the entire cosmos will eternally return. During this same period, Nietzsche was also composing preparatory notes for his next book, Beyond Good and Evil, and the notebooks are especially significant for the insight they provide into his evolving theory of drives, his critical ideas about the nature and history of morality, and his initial thoughts on one of his best-known concepts, the superhuman (Übermensch).

 

Stanford, Stanford University Press,

July 2019

880 p.

ISBN : 9781503607521