Preface to the English Translation Translator's Notes Abbreviations of Nietzsche's Works The Tragic The Concept of Genealogy Sense The Philosophy of the Will Against the Dialectic The Problem of Tragedy Nietzsche's Evolution Dionysus and Christ The Essence of the Tragic The Problem of Existence Existence and Innocence The Dicethrow Consequences for the Eternal Return Nietzsche's Symbolism Nietzsche and Mallarme Tragic Thought The Touchstone Active and Reactive The Body The Distinction of Forces Quantity and Quality Nietzsche and Science First Aspect of the Eternal Return: as cosmological and physical doctrine What is the Will to Power Nietzsche's Terminology Origin and Inverted Image The Problem of the Measure of Forces Hierarchy Will to Power and Feeling of Power The Becoming-Reactive of Forces Ambivalence of Sense and of Values Second Aspect of the Eternal Return: as ethical and selective thought The Problem of the Eternal Return Critique Transformation of the Sciences of Man The Form of the Question in Nietzsche Nietzsche's Method Against his Predecessors Against Pessimism and against Shopenhauer Principles for the Philosophy of the Will Plan of The Genealogy of Morals Nietzsche and Kant from the Point of View of Principles Realisation of Critique Nietzsche and Kant from the Point of View of Consequences The Concept of Truth Knowledge, Morality and Religion Thought and Life Art New Image of Thought From Ressentiment to the Bad Conscience Reaction and Ressentiment Principle and Ressentiment Typology and Ressentiment Characteristics of Ressentiment Is he Good? Is he Evil? The Paralogism Development of Ressentiment: the Judaic priest Bad Conscience and Interiority The Problem of Pain Development of Bad Conscience: The Christian priest Culture Considered from the Prehistoric Point of View Culture Considered from the Post-Historic Point of View Culture Considered from the Historical Point of View Bad Conscience, Responsibility, Guilt The Ascetic Ideal and the Essence of Religion Triumph of Reactive Forces The Overman: Against the Dialectic Nihilism Analysis of Pity God is Dead Against Hegelianism The Avatars of the Dialectic Nietzsche and the Dialectic Theory of the Higher Man Is Man Essentially "Reactive"? Nihilism and Transmutation: the focal point Affirmation and Negation The Sense of Affirmation The Double Affirmation: Ariadne Dionysus and Zarathustra Conclusion Notes
Demonstrates how Nietzsche initiated a new mode of philosophical thinking. First published in 1962, this landmark book is one of the first to dispute the deep-seated assumption that dialectics provides the only possible basis for radical thought.
Gilles Deleuze was professor of philosophy at the University of Paris, Vincennes St. Denis. He is the author of Difference and Repitition, Empiricism and Subjectivity, Logic of Sense, Negotiations 1972-1990, and Why Philosophy? (with Felix Guattari)-- all published in the European Perspectives series. Hugh Tomlinson, the translator, studied at the University of Paris, attending Deleuze's seminars.
"The fecundity of this reading and the breadth of its implications can hardly be overestimated." -- Viola Brisolin, The European Legacy