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Science, Culture, and Free Spirits: A Study of Nietzsche's Human, All Too Human Paperback – September 15, 2009

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"I have disagreed with Cohen on a number of points—in, I hope, a conversational rather than querulous spirit. Let me end, however, by re-emphasising that this is an important book, thoughtful, clearly (that is, honestly) written, and utterly sound on the precedence of the published texts over the Nachlass, as well as on the need to periodize Nietzsche's path of thinking." --Notre Dame Philosophy Reviews, July 23, 2010

"...this book will prove to be a net gain for Nietzche's readers far and wide." --Philosophy in Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2011

"[An] extremely well-written and deftly constructed study... and overall is a most welcome addition to the literature on Nietzsche." --Journal of Nietzsche Studies

About the Author

Jonathan R. Cohen (Farmington, ME) is professor of philosophy at the University of Maine at Farmington. He writes on Nietzsche, ancient philosophy, Jewish philosophy, and other subjects. He was an invited plenary speaker at the 2001 "Nietzsche and Science" conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Humanity Books (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591026806
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591026808
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,461,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kate levin on October 13, 2010
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I had the pleasure to take classes with Professor Cohen at UMF. I was delighted to pick up this book and discover that he was able to capture the same engaging tone that he uses in his classrooms within this text. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in philosophy and especially Nietzsche. The book is well written, insightful and engaging, a combination that many scholarly books are not able to achieve. This book is an important addition to the dialogue on Nietzsche's works and makes great strides in refocusing the analysis of his works.
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