Hiking With Nietzsche

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‘Hiking with Nietzsche’ is a tale of two philosophical journeys – one made by John Kaag as an introspective young man of 19, the other 17 years later, in radically different circumstances: he is now a husband and father, and his wife and small child are in tow. Kaag sets off for the Swiss peaks above Sils Maria where Nietzsche wrote his landmark work ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’. Both of Kaag’s journeys are made in search of the wisdom at the core of Nietzsche’s philosophy, yet they deliver him to radically different interpretations and, more crucially, revelations about the human condition. Just as Kaag’s acclaimed debut, ‘American Philosophy’, seamlessly wove together his philosophical discoveries with his search for meaning, this book is a fascinating exploration not only of Nietzsche’s ideals but of how his experience of living relates to us as individuals in the 21st century.

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Hiking with Nietzsche is a tale of two philosophical journeys in the Swiss Alps: one made by John Kaag as an introspective teenager, the other seventeen years later in radically different circumstances – as a husband and father with his wife and small child in tow.Kaag travels to the peaks above Sils Maria where Nietzsche routinely summered, and where he wrote his mysterious landmark work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Both trips are made in search of the wisdom at the core of Nietzsche’s philosophy, yet they bring Kaag to radically different revelations about the human condition.Entertaining, intimate and thought-provoking, Hiking with Nietzsche explores not only Nietzsche’s ideals but how his philosophy relates to us in the 21st century. It is about defeating complacency, balancing sanity and madness and coming to grips with the unobtainable. As Kaag hikes into the high places, alone or with his family, but always with Nietzsche, he finds that the process of climbing and the inevitable missteps give one the chance, in Nietzsche’s words, to ‘become who you are’. Even when we think it too late to change, this most controversial of thinkers can inspire the rediscovery of meaning.

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Weight 0.196 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.6 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

255

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

193 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Hiking With Nietzsche

£9.99

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