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The Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friederich Nietzsche
Part I

Professor Robert C. Solomon and Professor Kathleen M. Higgins

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Robert C. Solomon, Ph.D.
Robert C. Solomon is Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and the recipient of several teaching awards and honors, including the 1973 Standard OilOutstanding Teaching Award, the University of Texas Presidential Associates’ Teaching Award (twice), a Fulbright Lecture Award, University Research and National Endowment for the Humanities Grants and the Chad Oliver Plan Iwe Teaching Award (1998). He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He is the author of The Passions (Doubleday, 1976), In the Spirit of Hegel, About Love, FromHegel to Existentialism and A Passion for Justice. He has authored and edited articles and books on Nietzsche, including Nietzsche and Reading Nietzsche with Kathleen M. Higgins. His most recent books, also with Kathleen Higgins, are A Short History of Philosophy and A Passion for Wisdom. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He also writes about business ethics in Abovethe Bottom Line, It’s Good Business, Ethics and Excellence, and New World of Business and A Better Way to Think about Business. He regularly consults and provides programs for a variety of corporations and organizations concerned about business ethics. He studied Biology at the University of Pennsylvania and Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is married to Kathleen M.Higgins. He has taught at Princeton University, the University of Pittsburgh, and often teaches in New Zealand and Australia.

Kathleen M. Higgins, Ph.D.
Kathleen Higgins holds the rank of Professor at the University of Texas–Austin. She has a B.A. in Music from the University of Missouri–Kansas City and earned her doctorate in Philosophy (Modern Studies concentration) at Yale University. She hastaught at University of California–Riverside and also at the University of Auckland for several summer terms. Among her academic honors are her appointment as Resident Scholar, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study and Conference Center and two University Research Institute Awards. A prolific writer and recognized Nietzsche scholar, her books include The Music of our Lives (Temple UniversityPress) and Nietzsche’s Zarathustra (Temple University Press), which was named one of the Outstanding Academic Books of 1988-1989 by Choice. She has co-edited numerous books with her husband, Professor Robert Solomon, including Reading Nietzsche, A Short History of Philosophy, A Passion for Wisdom, The Philosophy of (Erotic) Love, and the Routledge History of Philosophy, Volume IV: The Age ofGerman Idealism. Additionally, she has authored many articles in scholarly journals, focusing on Nietzsche, but also covering a wide range of other issues in philosophy.

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Table of Contents The Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friederich Nietzsche Part I
Professor Biography........................................................................................... i Foreword ............................................................................................................ 1 Lecture One Why Read Nietzsche? His Life, Times, Works, and Themes . 5 Lecture Two Quashing the Rumors about Nietzsche .................................. 9 Lecture Three The Fusion of Philosophy andPsychology ........................... 13 Lecture Four “God Is Dead”— Nietzsche and Christianity........................ 16 Lecture Five Nietzsche and the Greeks ...................................................... 19 Lecture Six “Why the Greeks Were So Beautiful”—Nietzsche on Tragedy ................................................................................. 22 Lecture Seven Nietzsche and...
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