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The Antichrist (Dover Thrift Editions) (original 1888; edition 2018)

by Friedrich Nietzsche (Author)

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A work of Nietzsche's later years, The Antichrist was written after Thus Spoke Zarathustra and shortly before the mental collapse that incapacitated him for the rest of his life. The work is both an unrestrained attack on Christianity and a further exposition of Nietzsche's will-to-power philosophy so dramatically presented in Zarathustra. Christianity, says Nietzsche, represents "everything weak, low, and botched; it has made an ideal out of antagonism towards all the self-preservative instincts of strong life." By contrast, Nietzsche defines good as: "All that enhances the feeling of power, the Will to Power, and power itself in man. What is bad? -- All that proceeds from weakness. What is happiness? -- The feeling that power is increasing, that resistance has been overcome." In attempting to redefine the basis of Western values by demolishing the formative influence of the Judeo-Christian tradition, The Antichrist has proved to be highly controversial and continuously stimulating to later generations of philosophers.… (more)
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The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche (Author) (1888)

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    Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (YagamiLight)
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    Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky (kxlly)
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    Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain (Waldheri)
    Waldheri: Similar because: both anti-religious writings, concentrating on Christianity, of which both contend their unnatural doctrines. Both have humour and readable in one sitting.
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Interesting opinions and essays, but I found it a bit too deep for myself. ( )
  064 | Dec 25, 2020 |
Nietzsche's Antichrist, or more correctly Antichristian, is a sharp, well thought out attack on Christianity and organized religion. Nietzsche believed that all men were not created equal and that the equality created by Christianity made man weak. Nietzsche believed in the will to power or the individual acting to gain power and strength. Christianity, on the other hand, is a slave morality according to Nietzsche. Good and evil are judged by intentions. Nietzsche does say this book is for a small audience. The reader is one who must be entirely intellectually honest and willing to reject tradition.

This Dover edition presents a short biography on Nietzsche followed by an introduction to this work. The detailed introduction and translation from Germany are provided by H.L. Mencken. Mencken who was a scholar, social critic, journalist, and satirist. He spoke German growing up and became a great admirer of Nietzsche's philosophy. This makes for an interesting read as the philosopher, and the translator were of the same beliefs. This edition is an excellent value from Dover Thrift Books for those who have an interest in Nietzsche. The Kindle edition is $0.99 and excellently formatted. The paperback edition is of the same quality and $3.00

Available 12/19/18 ( )
  evil_cyclist | Mar 16, 2020 |
A well thought out, harsh criticism of Christianity.

"Man himself had been his(God's)greatest blunder; he had created a rival to himself; science makes men godlike -- it is all up with priests and gods when man becomes scientific!" ( )
  evil_cyclist | Mar 16, 2020 |
Primera vez que leo a Friedrich Nietzsche. Un poco pesado, pero me gustó; en muchas cosas estoy de acuerdo con sus ideas, en otras no. jajaja Lo recomiendo. ( )
  RafaTenochca | Sep 10, 2019 |
Bible Bangers Beware!!! You will not like this book at all.
  NathanielPoe | May 27, 2019 |
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In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.
Christianity is called the religion of pity.
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A work of Nietzsche's later years, The Antichrist was written after Thus Spoke Zarathustra and shortly before the mental collapse that incapacitated him for the rest of his life. The work is both an unrestrained attack on Christianity and a further exposition of Nietzsche's will-to-power philosophy so dramatically presented in Zarathustra. Christianity, says Nietzsche, represents "everything weak, low, and botched; it has made an ideal out of antagonism towards all the self-preservative instincts of strong life." By contrast, Nietzsche defines good as: "All that enhances the feeling of power, the Will to Power, and power itself in man. What is bad? -- All that proceeds from weakness. What is happiness? -- The feeling that power is increasing, that resistance has been overcome." In attempting to redefine the basis of Western values by demolishing the formative influence of the Judeo-Christian tradition, The Antichrist has proved to be highly controversial and continuously stimulating to later generations of philosophers.

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