Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $27.79

Buy Now for $27.79

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

On the Genealogy of Morality (The Genealogy of Morals) is an 1887 book by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It consists of a preface and three interrelated essays that expand and follow through on concepts Nietzsche sketched out in Beyond Good and Evil. The three essays trace episodes in the evolution of moral concepts with a view to confronting moral prejudices, specifically those of Christianity and Judaism. Some Nietzsche scholars consider Genealogy to be a work of sustained brilliance and power as well as his masterpiece. Since its publication, it has influenced many authors and philosophers.

Public Domain (P)2018 Combray Media

What listeners say about The Genealogy of Morals

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mark Twain "Eddie"
  • Mark Twain "Eddie"
  • 09-05-2019

Fantastic rendition of Nietzsche

It should come at no surprise that Nietzsche's work is dense and complicated. Philosophers are not known for their prose, and ideas as profound as Nietzsche's would be difficult for anyone to articulate fully. I've found that audiobooks are an excellent way to understand Nietzsche, as the narrator takes care of the hard work in setting ideas in narrative context and transitioning from idea to idea.

There are only two copies of "The Genealogy of Morals" on Audible, and I quite enjoyed this version by Jim D. Johnston. He speaks clearly, enunciates well, and makes it easy to understand these complicated topics. Highly recommended.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-2019

Where Did Our ‘Morals’ Evolve?

Nietzsche breaks down where he believes morals evolved...to keep silent....
First of all he dissects how hierarchy has impacted the develop,ent of morals..the wealthy and privileged set a standard, the good...the lower class becomes bad.. how blond and light becomes good and dark hair becomes bad.
He also addresses the negative of the church as well as aristocratic ideals.
Quilt and consciousness..asthenic ideals, artist...Guilt methods...
To What Purpose Do We Suffer?
Any meaning, to suffer, is better than none.
Great narration, kept the piece going..easy to understand and follow.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.