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  1. I would not advise touching Nietzsche until you have become familiar with the entire previous tradition of thought. All this is the story of a single thought, so you will understand what Nietzsche is talking about – he is also arguing with his predecessors as well.

    And it also needs to be done for your own safety, because to take on Nietzsche unprepared is to risk becoming a slave to misunderstood ideas.

    It is all too easy to misunderstand Nietzsche in a very special way: you will feel that you have understood the message of his texts like no one else and have caught the secret message left to you. Then you will only be able to quote the text verbatim or, let's say, its sublime intonation, but you will not be able to reproduce its thought in your own words.

  2. For a clear and clear understanding of Nietzsche's philosophy. His views on morality, politics, and religion. And also in order to prepare yourself for reading his main and most important work “Thus spake Zarathustra”, you need to read not all, but the following works in the specified order:

    1) On the Genealogy of Morals
    2) The Anti-Christian
    3) Twilight of Idols
    4) Ecce Homo
    5) Thus Spake Zarathustra
    6) The will to power

    I also strongly recommend listening to Dmitry Khaustov's lecture on Nietzsche's philosophy. The recording quality there is terrible, but you can't find anything better. The rest are completely delusional, especially Elena Pavlova, who is well-known on YouTube.

  3. From Greek philosophy and Schopenhauer. As Nietzsche, for example, in Twilight of Idols criticizes Socrates . Why Schopenhauer? Because he had a great influence on the early Nietzsche.

    You can still take a look at this one youtu.be video clip. And try to start reading Nietzsche's works in this way.

  4. I would advise you to start studying Nietzsche's philosophy with his aphorisms, only then proceed to full-fledged works, since his philosophy does not have a strict systematization and is presented in aphoristic form
    I've been reading them regularly over the last few years, and every year the number of aphorisms I've realized is growing

  5. To begin with, as an introduction, I advise you to read “The Greek state”, then you can go to “beyond good and evil”, and if you do not find it difficult to understand poetic metaphors and stylized as fundamental religious books, then you can safely take Zarathustra. If you are interested in changing cultural paradigms, then you can read the Antichrist, and then move on to any works of Nietzsche. Something like that.

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