Friedrich Nietzsche Begins Work on His Book Human, All Too Human Hot

Friedrich Nietzsche Begins Work on His Book Human, All Too Human

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Friedrich Nietzsche begins work his book Human, All Too Human (Menschliches, Allzumenschliches), subtitled A Book for Free Spirits (Ein Buch für freie Geister).

The first edition will be dedicated to freethinking French philosopher Voltaire: "to the memory of Voltaire on the celebration of the anniversary of his death, May 30, 1778."

By this point Nietzsche's health has begun to seriously decline, possibly because of syphilis (though this diagnosis is disputed by historians, and some argue that he in fact suffered from a hereditary stroke disorder).

Nietzsche has had to leave his teaching position at the University of Basel and has joined his friend, Paul Ree, in Sorrento, Italy, where he can write this book.

Written in what will become his signature aphoristic style, it will sell very poorly, and portions will be among the most poplar passages used by Nazis.

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