Few philosophers are as widely read or as widely misunderstood as Friedrich Nietzsche. When Danto's classic study was first published in 1965, many regarded Nietzsche as a brilliant but erratic thinker. Danto challenged this perception, arguing that Nietzsche offered a systematic and coherent philosophy. Danto's commentaties demonstrate Nietzsche's contributions to the philosophies of science, language, and logic. This revised edition, which includes five new essays, not only further enhances our understanding of Nietzsche's philosophy; it responds to the misunderstandings that continue to plague his intellectual reputation. Danto counters these misreadings by applying "Nietzsche's philosophy to his own philosophy, in the hope of disarming the rabid Nietzsche and neutralizing the vivid frightening images that have inspired sociopaths for over a century.