Beyond good and evil: prelude to a philosophy of the future

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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 ...

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Larry B

Jan 6, 2011

Nietzsche's best book so far

N. is intensely concerned with values, morals, and how these elements of society develop, are used, and are abused by religious institutions.

This book, his first after "Zarathustra" is didactic rather than poetic, precisely argued rather than metaphorical, and ordered according to the logic of the argument presented.

It's easy reading compared to other works by this controversial author, although some sections seem obscure and difficult. One would be disappointed not to be challenged by passages such as these in a work by this philosopher.

Buy it. Read it. Study it and be elevated by it.

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