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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 Nietzsche
 

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In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche attacks past philosophers for their alleged lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of the Christian premises in their consideration of morality. The work attempts to moves "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favor of what he

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In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche attacks past philosophers for their alleged lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of the Christian premises in their consideration of morality. The work attempts to moves "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favor of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627557931
Publisher:
Wilder Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/10/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
148
Sales rank:
456,649
File size:
564 KB

Meet the Author

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.

Era: 19th-century philosophy

Region: Western philosophy

School:

Continental philosophy, German idealism, Metaphysical voluntarism

Main interests:

Aesthetics, Anti-foundationalism, Atheism, Ethics, Existentialism, Fact-value distinction, Metaphysics, Nihilism, Ontology, Philosophy of history, Poetry, Psychology, Tragedy, Value theory, Voluntarism

Notable ideas:

Apollonian and Dionysian, Übermensch, Ressentiment "Will to power", "God is dead", Eternal return, Amor fati, Herd instinct, Tschandala, "Last man", Perspectivism, Master-slave morality, Transvaluation of values. Nietzschean affirmation "genealogy"

Influences:

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Heraclitus Johann Gottfried Herder, the French moralists, Voltaire, Friedrich Wilhelm Ritschl, Arthur Schopenhauer, Charles Darwin, Baruch Spinoza, Richard Wagner, Johann Joachim Winckelmann

Influenced:

Theodor W. Adorno, Roland Barthes, Georges Bataille, Jean Baudrillard, Menno ter Braak, Judith Butler, Joseph Campbell, Albert Camus, Emil Cioran, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Julius Evola, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Muhammad Iqbal, Karl Jaspers, Carl Jung, Anthony Ludovici, H. L. Mencken, Jordan Peterson, Ayn Rand, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jean-Paul Sartre, Leo Strauss, Bernard Williams, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Simon Vestdijk

-Wikipedia

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Beyond Good And Evil 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The best collection of aphorisms I have read so far.