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On the Genealogy of Morals/Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Jun 18, 07

it was amazing
Recommended for: educated humans
Read in January, 2005

Nietzsche's best work as far as I'm concerned and much more English in style. He clearly fleshes out his concept of slave morality and the dichotomies of good/bad, good/evil, using some very compelling etymological evidence. Here, also, he cements his legacy as one of the very first existentialists (second, perhaps, only to Kierkegaard) notably with his example: It is said that lightning flashes, but there is no lightning without the flash; to our perception of the flash, we apply the term lightning; the flash is the lightning; we are biased with our subject/predicate syntax and have created subjects out of what are simply verbs, etc., etc.
Anyway, this is great read, esp. for anyone interested in Nietzsche, or the phil. of religion, or interesting things.
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