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Phil2040 Nietzsche – Reading


There are many excellent introductions to Nietzsche available, but the best strategy is to begin with Nietzsche himself. A good place to start would be with “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” (NR, 114-123).


Ansell-Pearson, Keith & Large, Duncan (eds.), The Nietzsche Reader, Blackwell, 2006 (Referred to as NR below). — Now Available at HKU Bookshop —

Ansell-Pearson, Keith, How to Read Nietzsche, Granta Books, London, 2005 (referred to as HRN below).

(Both are essential and both are available in the HKU Bookshop)


A range of resources will be on Reserve in the Library – search under course number or teacher’s name.

Photocopies of articles will be available to borrow and copy in the Department Office.

Later in the course this resource may be useful: an archive of Nietzsche-related articles from the European Journal of Philosophy.

The following books are available as e-books, through the HKU Library website:

Nietzsche / Richard Schacht. London ; Boston : Routledge & K. Paul, 1983.

The Cambridge companion to Nietzsche  / edited by Bernd Magnus and Kathleen Higgins. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.

What Nietzsche really said  / Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins. New York : Schocken Books, c2000.

Nietzsche: the key concepts / Peter R. Sedgwick.  London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.

A Companion to Nietzsche / edited by Keith Ansell Pearson.  Oxford : Blackwell, 2006.

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