Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, first published in 1886, presents a scathing critique of traditional morality and attacks previous philosophers for their blind acceptance of Christian ideals of virtue. As an alternative to what he viewed as the illogical and irrelevant philosophy of the nineteenth century, Nietzsche argues for the importance of imagination, self-assertion, danger, and originality for genuine philosophy. He furthermore denies the existence of a universal system of morality and instead offers a framework in which social roles and power dynamics dictate what is appropriate. A culmination of Nietzsche's mature philosophy, Beyond Good and Evil is a classic of moral thought and one of the foundations of existentialism. This edition is the translation by Helen Zimmern.
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One of Nietzsche's best works.
The narrator Steven Crossley did a superb job of capturing all of the nuances of Nietzcshe's writing. It was almost as if he was channeling Nietzsche. Great job. His voice is very easy to listen to as well. I could listen to him for hours.
This was my first encounter with Nietzsche's writings. His ideas, even though in manny cases differ from my own way of thinking, are definitely worth the time to think about.
In that sence, I felt I dint have enough time to think during the narration. There was not enough time, in my opinion, between different themes that are usually separated by paragraphs, and in many cases I needed that extra second to conclude one idea and go to the next. Part from that, the narration was very vivid and I truly enjoyed it.
I admittedly listened to only a little of this book (somewhat into the first chapter) but that is because the narrator spoke very dramatically with, annoyingly, a strong modulation in volume. Some words would be loud but then some would be inaudible. This is a particular problem with Nietzsche since he often looks at subtle concepts where hearing even the prepositions is important to grasping his point. Therefore, I switched to the narration by Alex Jennings which is better (and which uses a translation that also includes brief notes before each chapter).
only one word can describe this book. amazing. it takes you through a journey of the soul and the different avenues one might take on this crazy ride called life.
You think you are actually listening to Nietzsche, the mad genius explaining his view of the world and history to you personally.
a humble scholar of the ancients...
with very good narration!
nothing can be said about the book, other than expressing praises and admiration. definitely a must read!
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The philosophy of pessimism and complaining. I didn't really find anything too profound here, instead I read the musings of bitter man, where everyone else's motives where based off underhanded treachery, all women are stupid and should not be educated (because that's just a waste), and nothing was good.
Literally the only thing in this book worth anything came at the end when he talked about:
"Europe and the world are headed along the path of war and destruction the likes of which have never been witnessed before."
Which was true. Too bad no one listened to that, I guess they couldn't find it amongst the trash came before it.
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