On the genealogy of morals
Vintage Books, Dec 17, 1989 - Philosophy - 367 pages
On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) is a book about the history of ethics and about interpretation. Nietzsche rewrites the former as a history of cruelty, exposing the central values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions - compassion, equality, justice - as the product of a brutal process of conditioning designed to domesticate the animal vitality of earlier cultures. The result is a book which raises profoundly disquieting issues about the violence of both ethics and interpretation. Nietzsche questions moral certainties by showing that religion and science have no claim to absolute truth, before turning on his own arguments in order to call their very presuppositions into question. The Genealogy is the most sustained of Nietzsche's later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. This edition places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience.
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Review: On the Genealogy of Morals/Ecce HomoUser Review - Annie - Goodreads
This is actually my second time reading this book for philosophy class and I have to say, it does get better with repetition. Full discloser, I only read the first essay in this collection so this isn ... Read full review
Review: On the Genealogy of Morals/Ecce HomoUser Review - Jennifer Smoliga - Goodreads
Love Nietzsche !!! Many people read him literal and think that he is morbid but if you take a step back and understand his sarcasm he is an amazing read and a very insightful philosopher. Really enjoyed the book. Read full review
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