The Joyous Science ('la gaya scienza').

Nietzsche, Friedrich.

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Contains some of the most important ideas he ever expressed, presented in ‘…a playful combination of aphorisms, poetry and prose…a treasure trove of philosophical insights.’ The critique of religion, morality, the arts, and modernity proceeds as if we are on a voyage of discovery.


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The Joyous Science is a liberating voyage of discovery as Nietzsche's realization that 'God is dead' and his critique of morality, the arts and modernity give way to an exhilarating doctrine of self-emancipation and the concept of eternal recurrence. Here is Nietzsche at his most personal and affirmative; in his words, this is a book of 'exuberance, restlessness, contrariety and April showers'. With its unique voice and style, its playful combination of poetry and prose, and its invigorating quest for self-emancipation, The Joyous Science is a literary tour de forceand quite possibly Nietzsche's best book.

Book Details

Author Nietzsche, Friedrich.
Format PB
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint Penguin Classics
Number of Pages 368
Publish Date 3/12/2018
Catalogue Feb19
Catalogue book number 2018