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Beyond Good and Evil is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche that expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, with a more critical and polemical approach. It was first published in 1886.  

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 expression in the evil man. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality that Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favor of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual.

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  • 04-10-2019

I Could Put This on Repeat Forever

Loved it. Narrator was great, and of course, so is Friedrich Nietzsche. What an incredible human being!

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  • 06-05-2019

Nietzsche's Epistemology

Beyond Good and Evil may be difficult to follow at times, but it basically lays the groundwork of Nietzsche's major philosophical point, that all philosophy is rooted in the prejudices of previous philosophers. While much of the book discusses art and the status of women, the stand out chapters are the first, penultimate and last.

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