“Translated from Friedrich Nietzsche, S'amtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, ed. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, in 15 vols. This book corresponds to Vol. 3.”
“Dawn” is the most recent volume to appear in the first complete, critical, and annotated English edition of all of Nietzsche's work. The edition, organized originally by Ernst Behler and Bernd Magnus, is a translation of the celebrated “Kritische Studienausgabe in 15 Banden” (1980) edited by Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari. The book is the first to appear under the editorial direction of Alan D. Schrift, Keith Ansell-Pearson, and Duncan Large, and to incorporate subsequent corrections to the 1980 edition.
Continuing the positivistic turn of “Human, All Too Human,” “Dawn” is the second installment in the free spirit trilogy that culminated in “The Joyful Science.” One of Nietzsche's “yes-saying” books, it marks his first significant confrontation with morality and offers glimpses of many of the signature themes in his mature works. “Dawn” has come to be admired in recent years for its ethical naturalism, psychological observations, and therapeutic insights. Presented in Nietzsche's aphoristic style, it is a text with hidden riches, one that must be read between the lines and one that the discerning reader will admire and cherish.
Nietzsche has been proclaimed the seminal figure of modern philosophy as well as one of the most creative and critically influential geniuses in the history of secular thought.