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By Rudolf Steiner

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The enigmatic Friedrich Nietzsche is the subject matter of this book. Nietzsche was seen by Steiner, but was lying in a coma near death. It is Nietzsche's philosophy, however, which receives emphasis here. It receives a scholarly and critical treatment. Nietzsche's philosophy is then related to Nietzsche, the man.

At one point in his life, Rudolf Steiner brought out an edition of some of Nietzsche's writings. In seeing that Nietzsche's ideas received a public exposure, Steiner was not identifying himself as one of Nietzsche's disciples, but rather assuring philosophical readers that this important link in the spiritual development of occidental thought should not be ignored.

This book is published in Switzerland under the title Friedrich Nietzsche, Ein Kampfer gegen seine Zeit. We present an authorized translation for the Western Hemisphere by agreement with the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Thanks to an anonymous donation, this book has been made available.


 Cover Sheet  
Foreword To The 1985 Edition  
Introduction: Friedrich Nietzsche and Rudolf Steiner  
I Friedrich Nietzsche, A Fighter Against his Time  
 Preface to the First Edition (1895)  
iThe Character  
iiThe Superman  
iiiNietzsche's Path of Development  
II The Psychology of Friedrich Nietzsche as a Psychopathological Problem  
III Friedrich Nietzsche's Personality and Psychotherapy  
IV The Personality of Friedrich Nietzsche, A Memorial Address  

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