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Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Apr 30, 08

bookshelves: philosophy
Recommended to Erik by: Edward Erickson
Recommended for: everyone
Read in December, 1970

This, unfortunately, was the first Nietzsche I read. It was during winter break from college, sophomore year, and was unconnected to any class. I read a Park Ridge Library copy, often in the library to get out of the house, but subsequently got my own copy. It is not the book to start with. Later, I got serious about Nietzsche and started to read him systematically.

Still, even unprepared and doubtlessly missing a lot, I enjoyed the book. The only philosophy course I'd ever had, freshman year, had been boring and had turned me off to the subject, but this was thought-provoking, fresh, radical--even well-written. Subsequent acquaintance with Jung, much influenced by Nietzsche, effectively brought me back.
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