Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future

Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future

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by Friedrich Nietzsche
     
 

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Philosophy   

   Beyond Good and Evil
is one of the most remarkable and influential books of the nineteenth century. Like Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which had immediately preceded it, Beyond Good and Evil represents Nietzsche's attempt to sum up his philosophybut in less flamboyant and

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Philosophy   

   Beyond Good and Evil
is one of the most remarkable and influential books of the nineteenth century. Like Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which had immediately preceded it, Beyond Good and Evil represents Nietzsche's attempt to sum up his philosophybut in less flamboyant and more systematic form. The nine parts of the book are designed to give the reader a comprehensive idea of Nietzsche’s thought and style: they span "The Prejudices of Philosophers," "The Free Spirit," religion, morals, scholarship, "Our Virtues," "Peoples and Fatherlands," and "What is Noble," as well as chapter of epigrams and a concluding poem.
   This translation by Walter Kaufmannthe first ever to be made in English by a philosopherhas become the standard one, for accuracy and fidelity to the eccentricities and grace of style of the original.  Unlike other editions, in English or German, this volume offers an inclusive index of subjects and persons referred to in the book.  Professor Kaufmann, the distinguished Nietzsche scholar, has also provided a running footnote commentary on the text.




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ISBN-13:
9780307432957
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/03/2010
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Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
550,829
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

   Friedrich Nietzsche was born in 1844 in Röcken (Saxony), Germany.  He studied classical philology at the universities of Bonn and Leipzig, and in 1869 was appointed to the chair of classical philology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Ill health led him to resign his professorship ten years later.  His works include The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spoken Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, Twilight of the Idols, the Antichrist, Nietzsche contra Wagner, and Ecce Homo. He died in 1900.  The Will to Power, a selection from his notebooks, was published posthumously.

   Walter Kaufmann was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1921, came to the United Stated in 1939, and studied at Williams College and Harvard University.  IN 1947 he joined the faculty of Princeton University, where he was Professor of Philosophy until he died in September 1980. HE held many visiting professorships, include Nietzsche, Critique of Religion and Philosophy, From Shakespeare to Existentialism, The Faith of a Heretic, Cain and Other Poems, and Hegel, as well as verse translations of Goethe's Faust and Twenty German Poets. He also translated all of the works by Nietzsche listed above.  In addition to On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo the following appear in Vintage Books: Beyond Good and Evil and, in one volume, The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner. Mr. Kaufmann's edition of The Will to Power is available from Random House.

   R.J. Hollingdale is an English writer, best known for his book Nietzsche: The Man and His Philosophy.




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Beyond Good and Evil (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this book multiple times! I absolutely enjoy every minute of it. Some very memorable quotes lie with in the pages of Nietzsche and I've highlighted my favorites!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book Nietzsche is amazing for having discovered all the flaws that even philosophers like himself make. To get an idea of his true meaning one will have to forget about all prejudices and even all truths for that matter! Once again, Nietzsche includes a fine collection of aphorisms to dispute all others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The liberal philosophy and the truth in a greatful book. I strongly recommend this book to everyone interested in his life and in his future.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your time with this version. It's a scanned copy probably using an antique scanner! Every word with "r n" is automatically converted to "m". Therefore, "born" is converted to "bom" and virtually every "l" is converted to the symbol for British Pound Sterling. Ya, get what you paid for folks....
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A lot of misprints, but not so bad that it renders the text unintelligible irritatingly printed but useful if you want to catch up on your nietzsche
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TJ Scott More than 1 year ago
Out of the translations K've read, definitely the best. Not dumbed down at all, but still uses language one can understand! Some passages take a couple rereadings, but that's.nietszche for ya.
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Larryam More than 1 year ago
Don't waste the 99 cents. When I downloaded this it turned out it was a circa 1917 translation, and so pretty much worthless.
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The title, Beyond Good & Evil, can make the author seem a bit (perhaps a lot!) crude, but only if the title is to be interpreted (without reading the whole book) at face value. This is precisely what Nietzsche was against: reaching a conclusion that is `certain¿ based on the `name,¿ `idea,¿ or `concept¿ given to things and persons from a bias of superficiality. From this `labeling¿ the `simple man¿ becomes prejudiced, and therefore, locked into his `tradition¿ of thought and language, and as a consequence, cannot rise to a height `beyond¿ this `good & evil¿ man has created for himself. It is Nietzsche¿s task to drive his readers `beyond¿ this `good & evil¿ (where it is possible to create higher values), to shift perspectives, to a height where one cannot look up nor look down. At this height there exists no god, no mask, no prejudice. There is only the ¿great-souled man.¿ There is a lesson to be learned, but to learn it one only has to read Nietzsche in his spirit to find it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can someone give me like a summary. Thanx
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I dunno