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1 Nietzsche Online

2 The Database and Its Users Nietzsche Online brings together all the De Gruyter editions, interpretations and reference works relating to one of the most significant philosophers and renders them fully available for reading and research. This gives the user access to a comprehensive database comprising over a century of Nietzsche research. The content of Nietzsche Online is relevant to a broad range of humanities disciplines, and especially for Philosophers Philologists Scholars of classical studies Scholars of cultural studies

3 Content Works Kritische Gesamtausgabe Werke (KGW) Letters Kritische Gesamtausgabe Briefwechsel (KGB) Nietzsche-Wörterbuch (NWB) [Nietzsche Dictionary] Titles from the series Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche-Forschung and Supplementa Nietzscheana Titles from the new series Nietzsche Heute / Nietzsche Today (2011 ff.) All further De Gruyter monographs and published volumes relating to Nietzsche Individual essays and chapters relating to Nietzsche printed in De Gruyter books and journals

4 Content Regular content updates (2x per year) Continual expansion (the content of new books is regularly entered; further texts and indices; new functions), updating and corrections most authoritative current state of Nietzsche research Exclusive online content such as theme pages (including Reading Methods in Nietzsche Research; Music; Nietzsche and Perspectivism; Nietzsches Styles) provide a useful review of research trends and Nietzsche source materials Total content of approx. 105,000 book pages (as of 2011)

5 Content Sample of theme page: Lektüremethoden der Nietzsche-Forschung [Reading Methods in Nietzsche Research]

6 Special Features of the Online Database Nietzsche Online provides additional and improved editing of the content Corrections and amendments that are compiled in the printed versions of the editions in special supplementary volumes are instead incorporated in the texts corrected and improved edition of Nietzsches works (KGW) and letters (KGB) Content elements relating to a text or a text passage that were often scattered over 2 to 4 volumes are now brought into direct relation to each other through links (e.g. variants, original sources etc.) quick locatability, better comparability, completeness

7 Special Features of the Online Database Corrections, amendments, variants etc. from the supplementary volumes, source research from the Nietzsche-Studien, links to the Nietzsche-Wörterbuch Link to the Nietzsche-Wörterbuch Corrections and amendments incorporated in the text as well as variants, precursor material, etc. in the supplementary volumes Source research from the Nietzsche-Studien

8 Special Features of the Online Database Links to previously scattered additional information

9 Special Features of the Online Database Nietzsche-Wörterbuch Lemmas linked to the full texts and further interpretations Terms in the writings of Nietzsche linked directly to the lemma in the NWB Online versions of the NWB are expanded with respect to the printed version New articles of the NWB are, upon their completion, first placed online quick comparability and additional online content Content elements are logically ordered and easily accessible, e.g. according to type of work, textual units (poems), book titles… the menu enables individual documents to be accessed precisely and easily

10 Special Features of the Online Database Most important technical properties and advantages of the database Search Searches are possible using various criteria, such as full text, author, title, KGW/KGB volume, type of work, letter date, notebook number accelerated research and targeted search Targeted search in the secondary literature quick access, better comparability, and complete overview

11 Special Features of the Online Database Most important technical properties and advantages of the database Linking Deep linking of the content Connection between Nietzsche reception and Nietzsche texts (and vice versa) quick access, better comparability and complete overview Commentaries, precursor material, manuscript descriptions assigned to the text by the precise line For the manuscript legacy from 1885 onwards, it is possible to compare the transcription with the manuscript facsimile

12 Special Features of the Online Database Connection between Nietzsche reception and Nietzsche texts Siemens, Herman: Agonal Configurations in the Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen. Identity, Mimesis and the Übertragung of Cultures in Nietzsches Early Thought, in: Nietzsche-Studien, Volume 30, Walter de Gruyter (Berlin, New York) DOI: /NO_W017240_0004 Link to preface of Menschliches, Allzumenschliches I, KSA 2, p. 14 Link to preface of Menschliches, Allzumenschliches I, KSA 2, p. 14 Link to foreword of Unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen II, KSA 1, p. 247 Link to foreword of Unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen II, KSA 1, p. 247

13 Special Features of the Online Database The database surpasses other platforms thanks to ADDED VALUE in terms of content and quality: Nietzsche Online is the only platform that can claim to offer an edition of the works that meets academic standards of work and quality. Nietzsche Online provides many powerful options for easy and convenient searches, contains secondary literature that is linked directly to the sources, provides much more than is freely available on the World Wide Web. Future-proof citations and bibliographies thanks to DOIs. All these features make the database an essential tool for researching and understanding Nietzsches work. It reflects the latest authoritative state of Nietzsche research.

14 Research The simple search accesses the categories of Full text, Title, and Author. Example: Enter "Du gehst zu Frauen"

15 Research List of results: 12 hits Sorted by title Selection through tick box or click on the title

16 Research Document display Navigation between search results Bibliographic data Citation information DOI Fading in of footnote text by clicking on the footnote number The searched word/phrase is highlighted with a gray background

17 Research More complex search: Combining different search criteria Example: Secondary literature on Nietzsche's metaphysics relating to Kant

18 Research More complex search: It is possible to search for literature references using various citation conventions Example: Secondary literature on the foreword to Unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen, Zweites Stück, KSA 1, S. 245 ff. Entry of the possible reference forms in the full text search field: "KSA 1, 245" "KSA 1.245" "KSA 1:245" "KSA 1, S.245" "KSA 1, S. 245" "KSA 1, p.245" "KSA 1, p. 245" "KSA 1, pp.245" "KSA 1, pp. 245" "KGW III/1, S. 240" "KGW III/1, p. 240" "KGW III 1, S. 240" "UB II Vorwort" Combination with OR

19 Research Example of a special feature of the online database Comparison of the editions of the fragments, using the Arbeitsheft W II 1 as an example. Search for a term in the later work: example "Nihilism" in section KGW IX. Search Field Full text: nihilism* Field Section: kgw ix Selection of Arbeitsheft W II 1: Manuscript, Transcription, Edition

20 Research Example of a special feature of the online database Comparison of the editions of the fragments, using the Arbeitsheft W II 1 as an example. Search for a term in the later work: example "Nihilism" in section KGW IX. Manuscript Diplomatic Transcription (KGW IX) Traditional Transcription (KGW VIII)

21 Further Information Thank you for your interest. We will be happy to answer your questions! De Gruyter Genthiner Straße Berlin Germany Phone+49 (0) Fax+49 (0) Websitewww.degruyter.comwww.degruyter.com You can find more information on Nietzsche Online at


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