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Beyond Good and Evil confirmed Nietzsche's position as the towering European philosopher of his age. The work dramatically rejects the tradition of Western thought with its notions of truth and God, good and evil. Nietzsche ...more
I hope that you can find the teacher's edition of the book, or maybe even look up course notes. Then you can go back and read the original text with greater satisfaction(less)
There probably are not many men who had more reason than Nietzsche to feel resentful ...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 ...more
- by Nietzsche's Ghost (with the borrowed use of an uncouth female GR reviewer's desktop)
i)I hate Germans and their silly jingoistic sense of self-worth.
ii)Women are fucking stupid and have no depth. 'They're not even shallow.'
"It is with Germans almost as it is with women: one never fathoms their depths; they don't have any, that is all."
iii)No bloody German university or professor spares a thought for my writings. Miserable old fools. I approve of the lone, ...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!
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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 ...more
In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct ...more
Nietzsche posits that the above mentioned virtues and aesthetic and or moral imperatives (or indeed any imperatives) are merely legacy, the result of Darwinian (although he does not use this word) qualities which have ensured the survival and prosperity of the ‘issuing’ authority. ...more
Nietzsche criticizes every philosophy hitherto, as having been deceived by a presupposed moral system, or at least a moral end-goal, therefore not reaching for truth, rather, making truths so as to validate its moral preachings.
Christianity too, fell into the trap of ...more
I recommend this book to all.
Enjoy and Be Blessed.
Nietzsche is a powerful and brilliant writer. His prose, swift; his sentences, roving; his tone, pugnacious. But I frequently wished he would decelerate from his brisk allegro to a moderato, to a tempo where he can better express his ideas systematically. But perhaps that’s not the point. After all, Nietzsche was aiming for ...more
Too many pass over Nietzsche because they are pre-offended, missing what is powerful and vital in his ...more
I wish I have something conclusive and clever to say about this book, but the only conclusive thing I can come up with is that this book treats you like a beast of ...more
And don't get me ...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 ...more
With a philosopher nothing at all is impersonal.
As an armchair Platonist, I had a personal aversion to Nietzsche, whose whole purpose in life seemed to be to overthrow Platonism. After reading "Beyond Good and Evil", however, my attitude changed from aversion to pity, that is, pity in the Nietzschean sense.
To illustrate my view of Nietzsche and his relation to Plato, let me introduce a Chinese fictional/mythical character, Sun Wukong (孙悟空), also known as the Monkey King. The Monkey King ...more
This was one of my main takeaways from “Beyond Good and Evil” (BGE), my first foray into Nietzsche’s writings. BGE is a series of 9 essays and a concluding poem (“Aftersong”). Each essay is subdivided into smaller, ...more
I will say that the concepts put forward by Nietzsche did make me question. This was my first read of Nietzsche so wasn't too sure what to expect. I did find following his thoughts and arguments difficult to grasp at times so the group read was a massive help.
I know I didn't get as much out of Nietzsche as others in the group who are more familiar with ...more
In keeping with his ...more
Beyond Good and Evil is ...more
I saw many negative reviews for this work, most of which reflected something similar to "Nietzche is stupid" or "Sexists pig!" or, alas, even "This was too much to handle and therefore it sucks." So, seeing this incredibly biased, instantaneous hardening towards the subject, I felt the need the comment.
First of all, if the only thing one can say after reading a philosophical treatise is "That is entirely stupid," then one clearly isn't meant for the realm of philosophy, at least at this point in...more
However, despite these important weaknesses, it would be wrong to completely neglect the work of Friedrich Nietzsche.
First, because not everything is just flawed in Nietzsche's work; there is indeed absurdities, there is indeed a certain lack of nuances. But there are also very ...more
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