Nietzsche's Reading and Knowledge of Philosophy

A Study, Survey and Handbook

by Thomas H. Brobjer (Author)
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Nietzsche read far more widely, and more actively, than he led us to believe. Reading was his most important intellectual stimulus: he lived a very isolated life for most of his career, and particularly in the 1880s. Much of what Nietzche thought and wrote therefore came in response to his reading.
This book is an in-depth study of Nietzsche’s reading, and his knowledge of philosophy and philosophers. It examines his relation to the major European thinkers and Eastern traditions, as well as his knowledge and reading of intellectual women and journals of philosophy.
Author Thomas H. Brobjer has gathered much previously unpublished information about Nietzsche's reading and library, including a great deal about the annotations he made in his books. Nietzsche’s Knowledge and Reading and Philosophy will be useful as a handbook for anyone interested in the philosophical context of Nietzsche’s thought. It will become an important reference work for all those interested in Nietzsche’s philosophy.


Publication date
2023 (February)
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New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 20xx. xxx pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Thomas H. Brobjer (Author)

Thomas H. Brobjer is professor at the department of the history of ideas at Uppsala University, Sweden. He has written several books on Nietzsche; Nietzsche’s Ethics of Character (1995), Nietzsche and the 'English': The Influence of British and American Thinking on His Philosophy (2008), Nietzsche's Philosophical Context: An Intellectual Biography (2008) and Nietzsche’s ‘Ecce Homo’ and the Revaluation of All Values (2021). He has also written a large number of articles on different aspects of Nietzsche’s thought and on influences on him, especially emphasizing Nietzsche’s reading and library. Together with Gregory Moore he has edited the book Nietzsche and Science (2004). He is at present working on different aspects of the late Nietzsche’s thought and his books from 1888, as well as continuing studying many aspects of Nietzsche’s reading.


Title: Nietzsche's Reading and Knowledge of Philosophy