Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil

Prelude to A Philosophy of the Future

Book - 1998
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`What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.' Always provocative, the Friedrich Nietzsche of Beyond Good and Evil (1886) is at once sceptical psychologist and philosopher-seer, passionately unmasking European society with his piercing insights and uncanny prescience. This masterpiece of his maturity considers quintessential Nietzschean topicssuch as the origins and nature of Judeo-Christian morality; the end of philosophical dogmatism and beginning of perspectivism; the questionable virtues of science and scholarship; liberal democracy, nationalism, and women's emancipation. Written in his most masterful style, full of irreverence andbrio, Nietzsche dissects self-deluding human behaviour, bankrupt intellectual traditions, and the symptoms of social decadence, while at the same time advancing an extra-moral wisdom to be shared by those kindred soul who think 'beyond good and evil'. This new translation of Beyond Good and Evil provides readers with a true classic of modernity that sums up those forces and counterforces in nineteenth-century Western Civilisation that to an astonishing degree have also determined and continue to inform the course of our own century.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780192832634
0192832638
Branch Call Number: 193 Ni
Characteristics: xxxi, 198 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Faber, Marion

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patch666
Apr 25, 2017

Staggering ### read it at 19 when I was in the military in the middle east and my life was different from then on. We are all one :-) :-) 420

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1aa
Nov 19, 2015

The writing is not very well organized, the last two sections don't fit in too well with the rest of the work, and are themselves even more disorganized than the rest. The lightning flash insights and expressions, thunderous pronouncements, and fresh angles on old topics, make this an extraordinary read and provokes much thought.

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TotoroBurp
Nov 05, 2014

Nietzsche had too many creative writing classes and makes it difficult to get at the arguments he's presenting. Get past that and this is his best work. Themes I liked were problems with truth and knowledge structures when the previous narrative is no longer sufficient. Fun to read as if were a postmodern work or as stuffy British analytic epistemology. Also great to use to write book reviews and pretend you know what you're talking about.

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