Talk:Friedrich Nietzsche

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Friedrich Nietzsche:

  • Perhaps separate and add material on Nietzsche's philological work: e.g., Philology of Friedrich Nietzsche.
  • Assemble secondary sources: no original research, among other policies and guidelines:
    • Remove POV; i.e., what Nietzsche's position is, on many topics, is highly debatable, and thus his views must not be slanted or implied without secondary sources (this means quotations of his works will amount to original research, especially when consensus is indicative of this);
    • Improve text on Nietzsche's relation to Socrates.
    • Cite sources
    • Cleanup and fix referencing
    • Explain his idea of Culture
    • the year of his birth appears incorrect

Thus Spoke Zarathustra[edit]

Nietzsche himself stated (in Ecce Homo, I believe) that the publication of Zarathustra brought some measure of fame and recognition, which quite reversed the complete failure of his previous works. He described entering a café in Turin in 1886 or 1887 and being recognized. Therefore the article has clearly falsified that particular episode by describing Zarathustra as not only a failure but as mostly privately printed.Cdg1072 (talk) 21:51, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi Cdg1072. I can no longer find the part you are referring to. Maybe someone already updated the information. I believe that whoever added the claim about the text being mostly privately printed based it on the account that the Fourth Part (which was not intended as the last part but an Interlude) was not published and were only circulated among Nietzsche's friends. It was published later (1892) but after the outbreak of his insanity. Ecce Homo was written in 1888. You are, of course, correct that most of the book was printed. - Darwin Naz (talk) 23:16, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 31 March 2019[edit]

there is a mention in the text of "Stibbe" without any link. This is a small town in today's Poland. So my proposal is to replace "Stibbe" with "Stibbe (today Zdbowo in Poland)" to clarify. (talk) 23:27, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

- the article on Zdbowo doesn't say it was formerly called Stibbe - I checked the Hollingdale source and he simply says Stibbe - do you have a source for this? - cheers - Epinoia (talk) 00:08, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
 DoneÞjarkur (talk) 01:27, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 April 2019[edit]

Typo in Psychological illness and death (1889–1900) section. co-operated should be cooperated. 2600:1700:1111:5940:CC26:102A:9E52:83CC (talk) 18:47, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: WP:ENGVAR. The hyphenated version is commonly used outside the USA. NiciVampireHeart 16:42, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

False quote attributed to Nietzsche[edit]

"I praise, I do not reproach, [nihilism's] arrival. I believe it is one of the greatest crises, a moment of the deepest self-reflection of humanity. Whether man recovers from it, whether he becomes master of this crisis, is a question of his strength!"[176] - The quote is not in the citation given. The given reference says 'Friedrich Nietzsche, Complete Works Vol. 13.' I have searched for a source for this quote yet there is not one to a specific work of Nietzsche's, only this volume. The 13th volume of the first authorized edition of The Complete Works of Nietzsche, edited by Oscar Levy - does not contain this quote at all. The 13th volume is in fact 'On the Genealogy of Morality,' the quote appears nowhere there. There is no proof Nietzsche ever said this quote, yet it does appear online quite often.

Comment: I only moved this unsigned post to the bottom. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:51, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
Hi, as far as I can google: KSA (Kritische Studienausgabe, 1980), Vol. 13 (Posthumous Fragments 1887/1888) p. 57, 26 - 30; this according to "Heidegger & Nietzsche", ed. Babette Babich, Holger Zaborowski, p 23, footnote 25. T (talk) 01:31, 14 June 2019 (UTC)