9th Ave: John Kaag

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

John Kaag discusses his new book, Hiking With Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are.

 

Praise For Hiking With Nietzsche

 

"Meditative . . . thought provoking . . . Kaag has crafted a stirring account of a personal encounter with a great mind." --Publishers Weekly

 

"Kaag succeeds . . . through his courage to approach Nietzsche, and philosophy in general, from a personal―and not just intellectual―perspective . . . .A meditative work full of self-understanding that will resonate with anyone who has ever been drawn toward the void." --Kirkus

 

About Hiking With Nietzsche

 

A revelatory Alpine journey in the spirit of the great Romantic thinker Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are is a tale of two philosophical journeys―one made by John Kaag as an introspective young man of nineteen, the other seventeen years later, in radically different circumstances: he is now a husband and father, and his wife and small child are in tow. Kaag sets off for the Swiss peaks above Sils Maria where Nietzsche wrote his landmark work Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Both of Kaag’s journeys are made in search of the wisdom at the core of Nietzsche’s philosophy, yet they deliver him to radically different interpretations and, more crucially, revelations about the human condition.

 

Just as Kaag’s acclaimed debut, American Philosophy: A Love Story, seamlessly wove together his philosophical discoveries with his search for meaning, Hiking with Nietzsche is a fascinating exploration not only of Nietzsche’s ideals but of how his experience of living relates to us as individuals in the twenty-first century. Bold, intimate, and rich with insight, Hiking with Nietzsche is about defeating complacency, balancing sanity and madness, and coming to grips with the unobtainable. As Kaag hikes, alone or with his family, but always with Nietzsche, he recognizes that even slipping can be instructive. It is in the process of climbing, and through the inevitable missteps, that one has the chance, in Nietzsche’s words, to “become who you are."

 

 

 

Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374170011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 25th, 2018

One of Lit Hub's 15 Books You Should Read in September and one of Outside's Best Books of Fall

A revelatory Alpine journey in the spirit of the great Romantic thinker Friedrich Nietzsche


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