Posted: Tuesday Nov 22, 2011
The editors of the Stanford University Press Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche have asked Dr. George H. Leiner, associate professor of philosophy and liberal arts in the department of philosophy of the Saint Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts, to aid them in the completion of this project.
Dr. Leiner will be translating volume 12 of the Kritische Studienausgabe (Critical Study Edition) of Nietzsche’s work. This offer was extended by Professor Alan D. Schrift, department of philosophy, Grinnell College, general editor, and Ms. Emily-Jane Cohen, acquisitions editor, humanities, Stanford University Press. Dr. Leiner’s work is to appear as volume 17, “Unpublished Fragments,” of the Stanford Edition.
The genesis of this work traces itself back to the early 1960s when Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, two distinguished Italian Nietzsche Scholars, determined that a new, definitive German edition of Nietzsche’s work was required. Working in collaboration with the Nietzsche Archives located at the Goethe-Schiller Archiv in Weimar, they began to prepare what became the Nietzsche Werke: Kritische Gesamtausgabe (Nietzsche’s Works: Critical Complete Edition). Volumes of this edition made their appearance in 1967, and have continued to this day, with the total number of volumes expected to be near 50. In order to make a more economically accessible edition available to individual scholars, the 15 volume Kritische Studienausgabe (Critical Study Edition) appeared in 1980. It is on the basis of this edition that the Stanford The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche will be based. This project was initiated under the leadership of Professors Ernst Behler and Bernd Magnus, and is now under the editorial direction of Alan D. Schrift and Duncan Large. When completed, the Stanford edition will publish in its entirety, for the first time, an English translation of the full contents of the Kritische Studienausgabe.