'Twilight of the Idols', an attack 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.
Both works show Nietzsche lashing out at self-deception, astounded at how often morality is based on vengefulness and resentment.
Both reveal a profound understanding of human mean-spiritedness which still cannot destroy the underlying optimism of Nietzsche, the supreme affirmer among the great philosophers.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/01/1990
- Category: History of Western philosophy
- ISBN: 9780140445145