Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science.  Die fröhliche Wissenschaft.

First published in 1882.

1. The Teachers of the purpose of Existence.     
2. The Intellectual Conscience     
3. Noble and common     
4. That which Preserves the Species     
5. Unconditional Duties     
6. Loss of Dignity     
7. Something for the Industrious     
8. Unconscious Virtues     
9. Our Eruptions     
10. A kind of Atavism     
11. Consciousness     
12. The Goal of Science     
13. The Theory of the Sense of Power     
14. What is called Love     
15. Out of the Distance     
16. Over the footbridge     
17. Motivation for Poverty     
18. Ancient Pride     
19. Evil     
20. Dignity of Folly     
21. To the Teachers of Unselfishness     
22. Present is still pleased to repose     
23. The Characteristics of Corruption     
24. Diverse Dissatisfactions     
25. Not Predestined for Knowledge     
26. What is Life?     
27. The Man of Renunciation     
28. To be harmful with what is best in us     
29. Adventitious Liars     
30. The Comedy of Celebrities     
31. Commerce and Nobility     
32. Undesirable Disciples     
33. Outside the Lecture hall     
34. Historia abscondita     
35. Heresy and Witchcraft     
36. Last Words     
37. Owing to three Errors     
38. Explosive People     
39. Altered Taste     
40. The Lack of a noble manners     
41. Against Remorse     
42. Work and boredom     
43. What Laws reveal     
44. Supposed Motives     
45. Epicurus     
46. Our Astonishment     
47. The Suppression of the Passions     
48. Knowledge of Distress     
49. Magnanimity and related matters     
50. The Argument of Isolation     
51. Sense for Truth     
52. What others Know of us     
53. Where Goodness Begins     
54. The Consciousness of Appearance     
55. The Ultimate Nobility of Character     
56. The Desire for Suffering     

57. To the Realists     
58. Only as Creators!     
59. We Artists!     
60. Women and their Effect in the Distance     
61. In Honour of Friendship     
62. Love     
63. Woman in Music     
64. Sceptics     
65. Devotedness     
66. The Strength of the Weak     
67. Self dissembling     
68. Will and Willingness     
69. Capacity for Revenge     
70. The Mistresses of the Masters     
71. On Female Chastity     
72. Mothers     
73. Saintly Cruelty     
74. The Unsuccessful     
75. The Third Sex     
76. The greatest Danger     
77. The Animal with a good Conscience     
78. What we should be Grateful for     
79. The Charm of Imperfection     
80. Art and Nature     
81. Grecian taste     
82. Esprit as un-Grecian     
83. Translations     
84. The Origin of Poetry     
85. The Good and the Beautiful     
86. The Theatre     
87. The Conceit of Artists     
88. Earnestness for the Truth     
89. Now and Formerly     
90. Lights and Shades     
91. Precaution     
92. Prose and Poetry     
93. But why, then, do you Write?     
94. Growth after Death     
95. Chamfort     
96. Two Orators     
97. The Loquacity of Authors     
98. In Honour of Shakespeare     
99. The Followers of Schopenhauer     
100. Learning to do Homage     
101. Voltaire     
102. A Word for Philologists     
103. German Music     
104. The Tone of the German Language     
105. The Germans as Artists     
106. Music as Advocate     
107. Our Ultimate Gratitude to Art     

108. New Struggles
109. Let us be on our Guard
110. Origin of Knowledge
111. Origin of the Logical
112. Cause and Effect
113. The Theory of Poisons
114. The Extent of the Moral
115. The Four Errors
116. Herd Instinct
117. The Herd’s Sting of Conscience
118. Benevolence
119. No Altruism!
120. Health of the Soul
121. Life no Argument
122. The Element of Moral Scepticism in Christianity
123. Knowledge, more than a Means
124. In the Horizon of the Infinite
125. The Madman
126. Mystical Explanations
127. After effect of the most Ancient Religiousness
128. The Value of Prayer
129. The Conditions for God
130. A Dangerous Resolution
131. Christianity and Suicide
132. Against Christianity
133. Axioms
134. Pessimists as Victims
135. Origin of Sin
136. The Chosen People
137. Spoken in Parable
138. The Error of Christ.
139. Colour of the Passions
140. Too Jewish
141. Too Oriental
142. Frankincense
143. The Greatest advantage of Polytheism.
144. Religious Wars
145. Danger for vegetarians
146. German Hopes
147. Question and Answer
148. Where Reformations Originate
149. The Failure of Reformations
150. Criticism of Saints
151. The Origin of Religion
152. The greatest Change
153. Homo poeta
154. Differences in the Dangerousness of Life
155. What we Lack
156. The most Influential Person
157. Mentiri
158. An Inconvenient Peculiarity
159. Every Virtue has its Time
160. In Intercourse with Virtues
161. To the Admirers of the Age
162. Egoism
153. After a Great Victory
164. Those who Seek Repose
165. The Happiness of Renunciation
166. Always in our own Society
167. Misanthropy and Philanthropy
168. Concerning a sick Man
169. Open Enemies
170. With the crowd
171. Fame.
172. The Perverter of Taste
173. To be Profound and to Appear Profound
174. Apart
175. Concerning Eloquence
176. Compassion
177. On "Educational Matters"
178. For Moral Enlightenment
179. Thoughts
180. The Good Time for Free Spirits
181. Following and Leading
182. In Solitude
183. The Music of the Best Future
184. Justice
185. Poor
186. Bad Conscience
187. Offensiveness in Expression
188. Work
189. The Thinker
190. Against Eulogisers
191. Against many a defense
192. The Good-natured
193. Kants Joke
194. The "Open-hearted" Man
195. Laughable!
196. The Limits of our Sense of Hearing
197. Be warned!
198. Annoyance of the Proud Man
199. Liberality
200. Laughing
201. Applause
202. A Squanderer
203. Hic niger est
204. Beggars and Courtesy
205. Need
206. During the Rain
207. The Envious Man
208. A Great Man!
209. The Manner of Asking for Reasons
210. Moderation in Industriouness.
211. Secret Enemies
212. Not to be Deceived
213. The Way to Happiness
214. Faith makes Blessed
215. The Ideal and the Material
216. Danger in the Voice
217. Cause and Effect
218. My Antipathy
219. The Object of Punishment
220. Sacrifice
221. Consideration
222. Poet and Liar
223. Vicariousness of the Senses
224. Animal Criticism
225. The Natural
226. The Distrustful and their Style
227. Fallacy, Fallacy
228. Against Mediators
229. Obstinacy and Loyalty
230. Lack of Reserve
231. The "Thorough"
232. Dreaming
233. The most Dangerous Point of View
234. Consolatory Words of a Musician
235. Spirit and Character
236. To Move the Multitude
237. The Polite Man
238. Without Envy
239. The Joyless Person
240. On the Sea Shore
241. Work and Artist
242. Suum cuique
243. Origin of "Good" and "Bad
244. Thoughts and Words
245. Praise in Choice
246. Mathematics
247. Habits
248. Books
249. The Sigh of the Seeker of Knowledge
250. Guilt
251. Misunderstood Sufferers
252. Better to be in Debt
253. Always at Home
254. Against Embarrassment
255. Imitators
256. Skinniness
257. From Experience
258. The Deniers of Chance
259. From Paradise
260. One times One
261. Originality
262. Sub specie aeterni
263. Without Vanity
264. What we Do
265. Ultimate Scepticism
266. Where Cruelty is Necessary
267. With a great Goal
268. What makes Heroic?
269. What do you Believe in?
270. What said your Conscience?
271. Where are your Greatest Dangers?
272. What do you Love in others?
273. Whom do you call Bad?
274. What do you think most humane?
275. What is the Seal of Attained Liberty?

275. Sanctus Januarius     
276. For the New Year     
277. Personal Providence     
278. The Thought of Death     
279. Stellar Friendship     
280. Architecture for the search for knowledge     
281. Knowing how to End     
282. Gait     
283. Pioneers     
284. Belief in Oneself     
285. Excelsior!     
286. A Digression     
287. Love of Blindness     
288. Lofty Moods     
289. Aboard Ship!     
290. One Thing is Needful     
291. Genoa     
292. The Preachers of Morality     
293. Our Air     
294. Against the Slanderers of Nature     
295. Short lived Habits     
296. A Fixed Reputation     
297. Ability to Contradict     
298. A Sigh     
299. What one should Learn from Artists     
300. Prelude to Science     
301. Illusion of the Contemplative.     
302. The Danger of the Happiest Ones     
303. Two Happy Ones     
304. In Doing we Leave Undone     
305. Self control     
306. Stoic and Epicurean     
307. In Favour of Criticism     
308. The History of each Day     
309. Out of the Seventh Solitude     
310. Will and Wave     
311. Refracted Light     
312. My Dog     
313. No Picture of a Martyr     
314. New Domestic Animals     
315. The Last Hour     
316. Prophetic Men     
317. Looking Back     
318. Wisdom in Pain     
319. As Interpreters of our Experiences.     
320. On Meeting Again.     
321. A New Precaution.     
322. A Simile     
323. Happiness in Destiny     
324. In Media Vita     
325. What Belongs to Greatness     
326. Physicians of the Soul and Pain     
327. Taking Things Seriously     
328. Doing Harm to Stupidity     
329. Leisure and Idleness     
330. Applause     
331. Better Deaf than Deafened     
332. The Evil Hour     
333. What does Knowing Mean?     
334. One must Learn to Love     
335. Long Live Physics!     
336. Avarice of Nature     
337. Future "Humanity"     
338. The Will to Suffering and the Compassionate     
339. Vita femina     
340. The Dying Socrates     
341. The Heaviest Burden     
342. Incipit Tragcedia     

343. What our Cheerfulness Signifies     
344. To what Extent even We are still Pious     
345. Morality as a Problem     
346. Our Note of Interrogation     
347. Believers and their Need of Belief     
348. The Origin of the Learned     
349. The Origin of the Learned once more     
350. In Honour of Homines Religiosi     
351. In Honour of Priestly Natures     
352. Why we can hardly Dispense with Morality     
353. The Origin of Religions     
354. The Genius of the Species?     
355. The Origin of our Concept of "Knowledge"     
356. How things will become ever more “artistic” in Europe     
357. On the old Problem: “What is German?”     
358. The Peasant Revolt of the Spirit     
359. Vengeance on Intellect and other Backgrounds of Morality     
360. Two Kinds of Causes which are Confounded     
361. The Problem of the Actor     
362. Our faith that Europe will become more virile     
363. How each Sex has its Prejudice about Love     
364. The Anchorite Speaks     
365. The Anchorite Speaks once more     
366. At the Sight of a Learned Book     
367. How one has to Distinguish first of all in Works of Art.     
368. The Cynic Speaks.     
369. Juxtapositions in us     
370. What is Romanticism?     
371. We Unintelligible Ones     
372. Why we are not Idealists     
373. Science as a prejudice     
374. Our new "Infinite"     
375. Why we Seem to be Epicureans     
376. Our Slow Periods     
377. We Homeless Ones     
378. "And become bright again”     
379. The Foot’s Interruption     
380. "The Wanderer" Speaks     
381. The Question of being understandable     
382. Great Healthiness     
383. Epilogue     

 

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