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

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OUP Oxford, Nov 5, 1998 - Philosophy - 198 pages
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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 topics such 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 and brio, 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.

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Incredible density of intriguing ideas and insights. - Goodreads
Nietzsche's writing style can be difficult to follow. - Goodreads
Nietzsche is a powerful and brilliant writer. - Goodreads
Added to that the prose is dense and confusing. - Goodreads
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Nietzsche's incendiary condemnation of modern Europe and exhortation for the self-overcoming of modern man is poetic and invigorating. Studying it closely has been challenging and immensely rewarding ... Read full review

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Nietzsche was also a difficult read. But his concepts were well advanced for his time. Read full review

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Marion Faber is Professor of German at Swathmore College, Pennsylvania. Robert C. Holub is Professor and Chair of the Department of German, University of California at Berkeley.

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