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 dying, Friedrich Nietzsche is still the main influential thinker of the fashionable period. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the whole texts of 5 of Nietzsche’s most vital works, from his first ebook to his final: The start of Tragedy, past reliable and Evil, at the family tree of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated via the good Nietzsche pupil Walter Kaufmann, this quantity additionally beneficial properties seventy-five aphorisms, decisions from Nietzsche’s correspondence, and versions from drafts for Ecce Homo. it's a definitive consultant to the whole diversity of Nietzsche’s thought.
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He is quoted more than 100 times. Plutarch is mentioned more than 50 times and quoted more than 10 times. Diogenes Laertius is mentioned by name only once, and quoted directly only once, but both references make it clear that Montaigne was extremely fond of him. Sextus Empiricus is not mentioned once in the Essais, and the single, unacknowledged potential borrowing from him is problematic, as will be shown below. Montaigne did not follow Sextus Empiricus. Socrates, Cicero and others were the principal ancient guides of his quest for self-knowledge.

The first of the three books of the Outlines of Pyrrhonism presents a summary of Pyrrhonian skepticism. The latter two books of this work and all of Against the Dogmatists and Against the Professors are devoted to the employment of skeptical arguments against a variety of specific propositions. Of the extant writings of Sextus Empiricus, the first book of the Outlines of Pyrrhonism is the most important in the present context, for this is where Sextus Empiricus defines the Pyrrhonian position. Sextus Empiricus maintained that man cannot know even that he knows nothing.

64 Cicero, Academica, I, xii, 46. 20 1 Critical Reconsideration of Michel de Montaigne’s Skepticism Xenophon provides corroboration of some of the features of Socrates’ thought, and Xenophon was a favourite of Montaigne. Xenophon’s extant writings are numerous, but his Socratic writings, the Oeconomicus, the Symposium, the Apology and particularly the Memorabilia, are the most relevant in this context. In the Memorabilia, Xenophon gives us three glimpses of a Socrates whom we know well from Plato.

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