Twilight of the Idols: Or, How to Philosophize with the Hammer

Philosophy History & Survey

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

In 1888, the last sane year of his life Nietsche produced these two brief but devastating books.Twilight of the Idols, ‘a grand declaration of war’ on all the prevalent ideas of his time, offers a lightning tour of his whole philosophy. It also prepares the way for The Anti-Christ, a final assault on institutional Christianity. Yet although Nietzsche makes a compelling cas….Read More

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