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eBook Beyond Good and Evil Beyond Good and Evil simplified - 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, goodly Danish professor who sees the value of my work though."Ten years-and nobody in Germany has felt bound in conscience to defend my name against the absurd silence under which it lies buried: it was a foreigner, a Dane, who first possessed sufficient refinement of instinct and courage for this, who felt outraged by my alleged friends."iv)Screw notions of traditional morality.v)Screw the Church. Screw religion."The concept of "God" invented as a counterconcept of life - everything harmful, poisonous, slanderous, the whole hostility unto death against life synthesized in this concept in a gruesome unity! The concept of "beyond", the "true world" invented in order to devaluate the only world there is - in order to retain no goal, no reason, no task for our earthly reality!"vi)Screw Martin Luther for restoring Christianity at the very moment it was on the verge of annihilation. vii)Jews are cool. So was Zarathustra.viii)Europe and the world are headed along the path of war and destruction the likes of which have never been witnessed before. "For when truth enters into a fight with the lies of millennia, we shall have upheavals, a convulsion of earthquakes, a moving of mountains and valleys, the like of which has never been dreamed of. The concept of politics will have merged entirely with a war of spirits; all power structures of the old society will have been exploded-all of them are based on lies: there will be wars the like of which have never yet been seen on earth."Disclaimer:-Before I am labeled a philistine and the philosophy majors, Nietzsche enthusiasts, Doctoral students and venerated college professors descend on me with their (metaphorical) pitchforks, the format of this review is not to be considered a veiled mockery of the great philosopher or an affront to his ideas. Just a flippant response to a first reading. To be taken in good humor.. Beyond Good and Evil Viral Book Friedrich Nietzsche s Beyond Good and Evil is translated from the German by R.J Hollingdale with an introduction by Michael Tanner in Penguin Classics.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 NietzscheFriedrich Nietzsche s Beyond Good and Evil is translated from the German by R.J Hollingdale with an introduction by Michael Tanner in Penguin Classics.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 demonstrates that the Christian world is steeped in a false piety and infected with a slave morality With wit and energy, he turns from this critique to a philosophy that celebrates the present and demands that the individual imposes their own will to power upon the world.This edition includes a commentary on the text by the translator and Michael Tanner s introduction, which explains some of the abstract passages in Beyond Good and Evil.Frederich Nietzsche 1844 1900 became the chair of classical philology at Basel University at the age of 24 until his bad health forced him to retire in 1879 He divorced himself from society until his final collapse in 1899 when he became insane A powerfully original thinker, Nietzsche s influence on subsequent writers, such as George Bernard Shaw, D.H Lawrence, Thomas Mann and Jean Paul Sartre, was considerable.If you enjoyed Beyond Good and Evil you might like Nietzsche s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, also available in Penguin Classics One of the greatest books of a very great thinker Michael Tanner. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844 1900 is a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond Central to his philosophy is the idea of life affirmation, which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life s expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be Often referred to as one of the first existentialist philosophers along with S ren Kierkegaard 1813 1855 , Nietzsche s revitalizing philosophy has inspired leading figures in all walks of cultural life, including dancers, poets, novelists, painters, psychologists, philosophers, sociologists and social revolutionaries.From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Popular Books Beyond Good and Evil I can think of few instances where an author's reputation is more different from the reality of who he was, what he believed, and what he wrote--perhaps only Machiavelli has been as profoundly misunderstood by history. Today, Nietzsche tends to be thought of as a depressive nihilist, a man who believed in nothing, and an apologist for the atrocities of fascism--but no description could be further from the truth.There probably are not many men who had more reason than Nietzsche to feel resentful and miserable: he grew up a sickly child, prone to severe headaches which often left him literally blind with pain. Then, during his brief career in the cavalry, he tore several muscles in his side, and while serving as a medical orderly in the Franco-Prussian war, contracted a number of diseases. These incidents would affect his health for the rest of his life, leaving him bedridden and in pain for hours or days at a time.It would not have been unreasonable to give in to misery and bitterness under such conditions, but on those days when Nietzsche felt well enough to write, he would emerge from his room with renewed passion and vigor, taking long walks in the beauty of the countryside before returning home to labor in producing a philosophy not of misery, but of joy. Contrary to his reputation, Nietzsche rejected nihilism outright--he thought that if the world does not provide your life with a clear meaning, it is up to you to go out and find one (or create one), not to wallow and whinge.Likewise, he spent much of his life railing against the foolishness of nationalism and bigotry--indeed, his famed falling out with the composer Wagner was over the increasingly nationalistic style of music the latter was producing. So, that being the case, how did he gain such an unfortunate reputation at all?The first reason is that, after his death, his sister took over his estate, and as she herself was a German nationalist and anti-semite (as was her prominent husband), she had a number of her brother's papers rewritten to support these execrable positions and then published them posthumously in his name. Of course, this couldn't have fooled anyone actually familiar with Nietzsche's works and ideas, as the rewrites were in direct contradiction to his previous writings, but it still fooled many.The second problem with the interpretation of his work is one that mirrors Machiavelli precisely: the author's observations on the nature of the world are mistaken for suggestions for how the world should be. It's like reading a book about crime scene investigation and, because it admits that murder exists and describes the methods by which is is done, assuming that it is an instruction book for murderers, when in fact it is the opposite: an instruction of how to combat them and stop them.Both Nietzsche and Machiavelli had a similar approach: so the world can be a brutal place, a place where people gain power not by being wise and respected, but by dominating and taking advantage of others--what are we going to do about it? For Nietzsche, one of the necessary things we must do to free ourselves from this dominance over body and mind is to recognize that 'good' and 'evil' are just words, words that have been used by the powerful to justify anything they might choose to do--their 'just wars' against the 'evil foe', while that foe invariably preaches the same story in reverse, painting themselves as the hero, while in actuality both sides are motivated by greed and the desire for power.To say that someone is 'evil' is to say that they have no rational motivation for what they do, that we should not attempt to understand them, but should oppose them without thinking about why. It's a powerful tool to deny reality, and so, as individuals, if we refuse to accept definitions of what is good or evil as they are handed down by those in power, we will have taken the first step to freeing ourselves from mental tyranny.This was what Nietzsche meant by 'The Superman': that the man of the future, if he is to be free, cannot allow anyone else to define his life for him, cannot take authority for granted, but must question the world without as well as the world within, to discover for himself what is important and what is true. His famous 'Will to Power' is the personal decision to wrest control of your life from those who would seek to dominate you. To be free means being a philosopher.And this is something I have tried to achieve for myself; but to unwind prejudice and ignorance is a lifelong battle, and I'm certainly grateful to have, in my search, an ally like Nietzsche (and the late Nietzsche scholar Rick Roderick). Many have been the days when I felt run down and exhausted, put upon and disrespected by an impersonal world bent on breaking to its will, and at those times, Nietzsche's joyful and witty deconstruction of that ridiculous, artificial world has proven an invaluable comfort to me. There is no authority who can tell you who you are, no church, no government, no university, no job, and no individual. In the end, it is up to you to create yourself.

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    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844 1900 is a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond Central to his philosophy is the idea of life affirmation, which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life s expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be Often referred to as one of the first existentialist philosophers along with S ren Kierkegaard 1813 1855 , Nietzsche s revitalizing philosophy has inspired leading figures in all walks of cultural life, including dancers, poets, novelists, painters, psychologists, philosophers, sociologists and social revolutionaries.From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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  • I can think of few instances where an author s reputation is different from the reality of who he was, what he believed, and what he wrote perhaps only Machiavelli has been as profoundly misunderstood by history Today, Nietzsche tends to be thought of as a depressive nihilist, a man who believed in nothing, and an apologist for the atrocities of fascism but no description could be further from the truth.There probably are not many men who had reason than Nietzsche to feel resentful and miserab [...]


  • Beyond Good and Evil simplified 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, goodly Danish pr [...]


  • I recommend, but with a warning The vast majority of people will not get much out of this book Filtering through these reviews, I see a lot of people who are clearly not meant for Nietzsche s writing They tend to fall under a couple of categories1 Easily Offended when Nietzsche says something they find offensive, they are turned off reading the book Nietzsche will offend you However2 People who make a superficial reading and criticize accordingly This follows from 1 Those who are initially offen [...]


  • For those of you who are unfamiliar with him, Friedrich Nietzsche was an angry little man who protected himself from the Mean Old World by swaddling himself in an exaggerated ego and an even exaggerated moustache.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 Just follow these simple steps 1 Make one or completely ridiculous [...]


  • 290 Every deep thinker is afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.If Nietzsche had started here rather than nearly ending with this thought he might have been 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 got very excited over this i [...]




  • Why exactly, should I strive to be kind, and not cruel Why am I being taught to be fair and not selfish all my life Why should I subscribe to equal rights, non discrimination, egalitarianism and freedom of speech 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 Good and evi [...]



  • I enjoyed the writings of this philosopher The author was a strong thinker of the eighteen hundreds His philosophy goes strongly against the western thought of Christianity Instead of the slave morality that Christianity imbrases, his philosophy celebrates living in the moment.I recommend this book to all.Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond


  • Beyond Good and Evil is a profound book about the Power, passion, and love of individuals Nietzsche offers us in this book a way of life, in which one s Will to Power is the fundamental principle of society, and the individual.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 valui [...]


  • Nietzsche definitely had the Will to Power The Power to Argue Logically, Employing Thoroughly Supported, Well Developed Premises and Reaching Incisive, Cogent Conclusions not so much Still, I did find quite a few of his wittily phrased sass attacks pretty entertaining Mostly.


  • sighs This is a difficult book It s taking me a while to read and nietzsche s egocentric bizarre poetic prose is twisting my melon man.Nietzsche, Nietzsche, Nietzsche, your alternative position on morality, your will to power , your fucking sexism is giving me a headache I used to think that Nietzsche s good means bad and bad means good was really cool It was my type of philosophy, I thought Yes Nietzsche, Art SHOULD make you think and who is to say what is right anyway I m down with being immor [...]


  • A bit of well meaning advice right at the start don t read Nietzsche for moral insight or you ll drive yourself insane with rage, or else inhale some of the poison gas here Read him instead for his insights into the nature of truth and knowledge Therein lies his true contribution.Much that is said about Nietzsche is ridiculously point missing and amounts to no than a nitpicking over details that are peripheral to his system Peripherals such as his virulent misogyny don t, I think, suffice to di [...]



  • As with my review of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the below comprises the notes I jotted down deciphered as best could be managed against the near hieroglyphic obfuscation of the chicken riot I call handwriting when this was read some dozen or so years ago As I failed to consistently make clear what were Nietzsche s words, as set against my own thoughts on the latter, the non italicized portions may represent one giant act of plagiarizing Luckily for me, the man seldom presented himself as possessing [...]



  • What a strange book this is I m not sure that I am comfortable labeling it philosophy Thoughtful, yes Interesting, definitely Philosophical, sure But philosophy 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 destruction, not co [...]


  • O scriere care ridica la rangul de lege paradoxul Mi a placut constructiv si evolutiv Lecturarea filosofiei de sinteza nu e un proces ca oricare altul Cel care intamplator sau din capriciu citeste filosofie, trebuie sa aiba mare grija sa nu impartaseasca ideile ca atare, ci sa le aduca in fata unui daca mi permiteti sa l numesc asa tribunal suprem al moralei , un tribunal cu un subiect si un obiect care sa disece eminamente fiecare celula a celor doua parti care sunt in proces codul de morala un [...]


  • Although not what I expected, Nietzsche s Beyond Good and Evil was a than satisfying meditation on morality It wasn t what I expected because most of Nietzsche s words were spent prophesying about and discussing the herd mentality of democracy s slave culture, which prepares us for his final, magnificent essay, What is Noble, but the overthrowing of my expectations was never a problem.Too many pass over Nietzsche because they are pre offended, missing what is powerful and vital in his writings [...]


  • The passage which really summed up this book for me was Every deep thinker is afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood Yep, right there It s what annoys me about a lot of philosophy I just want people to be able to write clearly and honestly about what they actually mean Nietzsche s language is so dense and impenetrable and clearly deliberately so that it is frustrating to read There s definitely a whiff of the emperor s new clothes about this book.And don t get me started on his [...]



  • Utterly meaningless star rating alert BGE is really a great book, the best place to start with Nietzsche, I think, because it states his most important ideas in digestible chunks unlike Zarathustra, which is so over wrought and self regarding that I have trouble even flicking through it , and has no aspirations towards unity and so is unlike Genealogy of Morality, which achieves that unity at the price of being transparently silly Friedrich works best in paragraphs, and that s what he gives us h [...]


  • Friedrich Nietzsche seems to be a philosophical writer, who to me, has become a bigger legend than his own writing demands Having read his work I found that I was surprised by both the wordiness and the repetitive nature of his actual writing In fact to put it flippantly, most of his arguments in this book come down to everything is meaningless and everything is subjective Of course that s a gross exaggeration but it is how Nietzsche reads to me I challenge anyone else to explain to me what it i [...]


  • 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 one s lif [...]


  • Nietzsche is for the atheist what Charles Spurgeon was for Christian preachers He has a creative way of saying things and this book is filled with one liners He makes me think of a preacher, in that he says extreme things with absolute confidence, but does not back anything up or go into much depth This book seemed to me not so much about going beyond good and evil, but rather a justification of evil Alexander, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin and Mao in their rejecting the slave morality and embracing [...]


  • so God is dead,any questions 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 this [...]


  • 4.0 stars It has been a long time since I read this almost 20 years and so I do not remember a ton about the subject matter and this is on my list to re read in the near future Therefore, without getting into the merits of Nietzsche s arguments, I do remember this being a fascinating philosophical discussion with some interesting ideas on the basis and nature of morality that looked at many of our preconceived ideas in a new light.


  • As always, Nietzsche presents a difficult, possibly contradictory array of views on the subjects of society, morality and history I am certain that he wouldn t take offense to our picking and choosing among his philosophy he wouldn t want to be taken dogmatically To suggest that we find splendid truth in his writing alongside heinous invective would probably please him He certainly wouldn t claim to have a monopoly on truth and wants us to come to our own conclusions.In keeping with his other wo [...]



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