Throughout his career, 19th-century philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche explored the concept of the will to power, interpreting it variously as a psychological, biological, and metaphysical principle. This posthumously published volume collects his notes on the force that drives humans toward achievement, dominance, and creative activity. Its reflections on art, morality, Christianity, nihilism, and other topics offer absorbing glimpses into the mind of a great thinker. AUTHOR: German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 1900) ranks among the most influential of modern thinkers. His explorations of the motives underlying Western philosophy, religion, and morality have exercised a profound effect on generations of writers, theologians, philosophers, and psychologists. Although Nietzsche was strongly opposed to nationalism and anti-Semitism, his works were appropriated by Fascists to support the very concepts he deplored.