Beyond Good and Evil
One of the most popular of the 19th-century philosophers refines his previously expressed ideal of the superman in a fascinating examination of human values and morality. This inexpensive, unabridged edition of one of Nietzsche's most important works offers a rich sampling of the philosopher's influential school of thought. Publisher's Introduction.
There probably are not many men who had more reason than Nietzsche to feel resentful and miserable: he g...more
If Nietzsche had started here – rather than nearly ending with this thought – he might have been more comprehensible. His readers might have said – ‘oh, right, so that is how it is going to be, is it? We’re dealing with some smart-arse that is going to play games with us – well, play away…’
But, he doesn’t start here – he starts here:
“SUPPOSING that Truth is a woman--what then?”
Now, my lecturer at university go...more
Nietzsche, Nietzsche, Nietzsche, your alternative position on morality, your 'will to power', your fucking sexism is giving me a headache. I used to think that Nietzsche's 'good means bad and bad means good' was really cool. It was my type of philosophy, I thought. Yes Nietzsche, Art SHOULD make you think and who is to say what is right anyway? I'm down with be...more
no, he never existed, he's another chain or anchor that man put on himself to limit potential, and yet another means of putting a limit on personal freedom. Now that the Judeo-Christian moral code, and other moral codes like it have been laid to rest, we can finally make something of ourselves.
Nietzsche makes the claim that he is here to clear the way for the coming Ubermensch much in the same way that John the Baptist claimed to clear the way for Christ.
I guess t...more
Rather than suggest that you read any or all of his works, I've taken the liberty of creating a "Nietzsche Book Generator" that you can use to construct your very own philosophical tomes, in the comfort of your own home!
Just follow these simple steps:
1) Make one or more completel...more
The major theme...more
In keeping with his othe...more
"Der Freunde harr' ich, Tag und Nacht bereit,
Der neuen Fre...more
Too many pass over Nietzsche because they are pre-offended, missing what is powerful and vital in his...more
And don't get me s...more
1) Easily Offended: when Nietzsche says something they find offensive, they are turned off reading the book. Nietzsche will offend you. However...
2) People who make a superficial reading and criticize accordingly. This follows from 1. Those who are in...more
His emphasis on truth, that there is nothing good and bad but only truth, is an enlightening idea for me. He even extends to the idea of "brutal truth" that people should be able to accept the brutality of truth. Nietzsche offers a moral deed whether be social and politi...more
As to the ideas, let me say Mr. Nietzsche reminds of Hoffer in that Nietzsche offers blanket statements and unprovable conclusions by the dozens, except that Nietzsche's are unsupported by any de...more
Nietzche revels in the fla...more
I can't believe some of the reviews that state surface negative critiques on FN's (F Nietzsche for short) mind based on not being able 'to read him as his senten...more
One of his m...more
While reading the passage in section 19 on "Will": Nietzsche has presented 'Will' as a physiological phenomenon; as a biologist it suits my taste to think about 'Will' this way. It makes the stochastic natu...more
'Beyond Good and Evil' is currently the only work I've read by the famous philosopher, and I've got to admit to being a little baffled as to why it is so popular. Rather than build up particular arguments of philosophy and attempt to convince his reader of its details, Nietzsche seems content to merely gain-say everybody...more
Despite my agreement wi...more