Book Press Release: Nietzsche
Book Press Release
Alice Bowden & Sarah Tomley
Who the Hell is Friedrich Nietzsche?
First philosophy title published in the Who the Hell is…? series
Bowden & Brazil brings you the first title in the philosophy section of its new series, Who the Hell is…? Focusing on the world’s greatest thinkers across a range of subjects, these books really bring alive the whole person by exploring their life and ideas in context. Each author tells the story of the intellectual’s life and then unpicks their key ideas, presenting them in a highly accessible way that really cuts through the academic jargon. The books in this series are aimed at those interested in smart-thinking but are also ideal for students trying to get their head around a certain subject.
Who the Hell is Friedrich Nietzsche? begins by telling the story of Nietzsche’s life and looks at the people and events that influenced him, before going on to explore his three most important ideas in all their fascinating detail. Dixon debunks the myth that Nietzsche is a dauntingly high-brow thinker who makes no rational sense. By looking at the man himself and his three most compelling and influential ideas – God is Dead, the Übermensch, and The Will to Power – and presenting them in a clear and highly readable way, Dixon reveals what a brilliant writer Nietzsche really was. His illuminating, daring ideas helped give birth to the modern world and even today offer valuable ways of dealing with the ‘post-truth’ world of Donald Trump and the ‘new world order’.
“A snappy, readable overview of Nietzsche’s life, key concepts and, most interestingly for me, influences and relevance to contemporary issues. Recommended for A-Level as wider reading for phil/RS course or as the basis for an EPQ.”
Glen Skellhorn, Royal Institute of Philosophy.
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The Who the Hell is…? series covers five subject areas: Philosophy, Psychology, Politics, Art History and Sociology. For more information about forthcoming titles contact us.
About the author
Oliver Dixon is a freelance writer based in Hertfordshire, UK. His first book of poems, Human Form, was published by Penned in the Margins in 2013, a poem from which was Highly Commended in the Forward Prize 2014. His poems and reviews have appeared in The Sunday Times, PN Review, Poetry London and New Welsh Review. As well as poetry, Oliver’s other passion is philosophy, having read and studied extensively on the subject. Oliver is currently writing Who the Hell is Thomas Hobbes? for the Who the Hell is…? series.