Covering all the key concepts of Nietzsches work, Starting with Nietzsche provides an accessible introduction to the development of and motivation behind the ideas that are embodied in his key works. Thematically structured, the book encourages the reader to engage with Nietzsches thought, leading him or her to a more thorough understanding of the roots of his philosophical concerns and the enormous influence of his ideas. Offering coverage of the full range of Nietzsches writings, the book shows that, despite Nietzsches notoriously anti-systematic approach, his philosophy in fact constitutes a coherent and unified system of thought. Crucially the book introduces the major motivations and influences behind Nietzsches work, clarifies his idea of the role of the philosopher and demonstrates the impact his work has had on a huge range of topics in contemporary scholarship. This is the ideal introduction for anyone coming to the work of this challenging thinker for the first time.