Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/24/2001
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most scathing and powerful critiques of philosophy, religion, science, politics and ethics ever written. In it, Nietzsche presents a set of problems, criticisms and philosophical challenges that continue both to inspire and to trouble contemporary thought. In addition, he offers his most subtle, detailed and sophisticated account of the virtues, ideas, and practices which will characterize philosophy and philosophers of the future. With his relentlessly energetic style and tirelessly probing manner, Nietzsche embodies the type of thought he wants to foster, while defining its historical role and determining its agenda. This edition offers a new and readable translation, by Judith Norman, of one of the most influential texts in the history of philosophy, together with an introduction by Rolf-Peter Horstmann that sets it in its historical and philosophical context.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chronology xxix
Further reading xxxii
Note on the text xxxiv
Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
On the prejudices of philosophers
The free spirit
The religious character
Epigrams and entr'actes
On the natural history of morals
We scholars
Our virtues
Peoples and fatherlands
What is noble?
From high mountains: Aftersong 178(3)
Glossary of names 181(5)
Index 186

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