Ecce Homo

  • by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Narrated by Steven Van Doren
  • 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ecce homo, "behold the man", are the words Friedrich Nietzsche chose as the title for his literary self-portrait. A main purpose of the book was to offer Nietzsche's own perspective on his work as a philosopher and human being. Ecce Homo also forcefully repudiates those interpretations of his previous works purporting to find support there for imperialism, anti-Semitism, militarism, and Social Darwinism.
Nietzsche strives to present a new image of the philosopher and of himself as a philosopher. He expounds upon his life as a child, his tastes as an individual, and his vision for humanity. On these grounds, some consider Ecce Homo a literary work comparable in its artistry to Van Gogh's paintings.


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One of the easiest Nietzsches books to understand

This book explains well the other books, which is a good start if you ever wanted to dwell into his other works. The ideas like in all his other books are all over the place. Every new sentence of his is filled with a complete new idea that I couldn't fully comprehend unless I read an analyzes from other sources, which disrupts the flow of the book. This is not an easy book to digest. It requires your full attention to details. I had to relisten certain chapters again and again till I fully grasped the idea and when you do actually grasp it - you feel devastated. His ideas are quite nihilistic to the point where it is unbearable. So if you think you are a negative prick try on this beast. Good luck keeping your 'God' after this one.
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- Fiona

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- C. Dahl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.