By Friedrich Nietzsche
Introduction by means of Peter Gay
Translated and edited by means of Walter Kaufmann
Commentary via Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze
One hundred years after his demise, Friedrich Nietzsche is still the main influential thinker of the trendy period. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the full texts of 5 of Nietzsche’s most vital works, from his first ebook to his final: The start of Tragedy, past strong and Evil, at the family tree of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated through the good Nietzsche pupil Walter Kaufmann, this quantity additionally gains seventy-five aphorisms, choices from Nietzsche’s correspondence, and versions from drafts for Ecce Homo. it's a definitive consultant to the total variety of Nietzsche’s thought.
Includes a contemporary Library examining staff Guide
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T Intro, xvi) For Hume, explaining the principles of human nature involves "examining the Mind . . to discover its most secret Springs &. Principles" (HL i: 32). " This, in turn, requires "tracing up our experiments to the utmost, and explaining all effects from the simplest and fewest causes" (T Intro, xiv, xvii). Hume's expectations for his project are at once great and modest. 7, 2,73). Still, Hume's hope is that the new science may "discover, at least in some degree, the secret springs and principles, by which the human mind is actuated in its operations" (EHU 1, 14).
Or] altogether prevented" (NHR Intro, 4:309-10). Moreover, it is the darker, less salubrious features of our nature that take the principal parts in this story. Primitive peoples did not find nature orderly and reassuring as though produced by a beneficent designer, but arbitrary and fearsome. Motivated by their own ignorance and fear, they came to think of the activities of nature as the effect of a multitude of petty powers - gods - that could, through propitiating worship, be influenced to ameliorate the lives of those who engaged in this worship.
But in this case the effect to be explained, the universe, is unique, and its cause unknown. Consequently, we cannot possibly have experiential grounds for any kind of inference about this cause. On experiential grounds the most we can say is that there is a massive, mixed effect, and, as we have through experience come to believe that effects have causes commensurate to them, this effect probably does have a commensurately large and mixed cause. Furthermore, as the effect is remotely like the products of human manufacture, we can say "that the cause or causes of order in the universe probably bear some remote analogy to human intelligence" (DNR 12, 227).
Basic Writings of Nietzsche (Modern Library Classics) by Friedrich Nietzsche