John Kaag

A professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and the author of a well-received book, American Philosophy: A Love Story, John Kaag takes his trade out for a walk of sorts, in his engaging new book, Hiking With Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).

“I never truly appreciated Friedrich Nietzsche. I might even have been a little afraid of him. But Hiking with Nietzsche changed that. John Kaag's luminous new book provides the reader with a deep understanding of and empathy for the philosopher's thought, along with capacious and original insights into companionship, marriage, fatherhood, solitude, decadence, self-deception, self-actualization, despair, and, finally, joy.” —Eileen Pollack.

"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 Reviews.

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ISBN: 9780374170011
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 25th, 2018

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