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

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

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by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
 

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Beyong Good and Evil expands on the ideas Nietzsche first published in Thus Spake Zarathustra. Darker in its philosophy, this text questions Christianity as a basis for moral thinking. In its place, Nietzsche calls for the use of bold critical thinking and individualism.

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Beyong Good and Evil expands on the ideas Nietzsche first published in Thus Spake Zarathustra. Darker in its philosophy, this text questions Christianity as a basis for moral thinking. In its place, Nietzsche calls for the use of bold critical thinking and individualism.

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ISBN-13:
9781775411499
Publisher:
The Floating Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
258 KB

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 - 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869, at the age of 24. Nietzsche resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life, and he completed much of his core writing in the following decade.In 1889, at age 44, he suffered a collapse and a complete loss of his mental faculties. He lived his remaining years in the care of his mother (until her death in 1897), and then with his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, and died in 1900.

Nietzsche's body of work touched widely on art, philology, history, religion, tragedy, culture, and science, and drew early inspiration from figures such as Schopenhauer, Wagner, and Goethe. His writing spans philosophical polemics, poetry, cultural criticism, and fiction while displaying a fondness for aphorism and irony. Some prominent elements of his philosophy include his radical critique of reason and truth in favor of perspectivism; his genealogical critique of religion and Christian morality, and his related theory of master-slave morality;his aesthetic affirmation of existence in response to the "death of God" and the profound crisis of nihilism; his notion of the Apollonian and Dionysian; and his characterization of the human subject as the expression of competing wills, collectively understood as the will to power.In his later work, he developed influential concepts such as the Übermensch and the doctrine of eternal return, and became increasingly preoccupied with the creative powers of the individual to overcome social, cultural, and moral contexts in pursuit of new values and aesthetic health.

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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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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