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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.

Public Domain (P)2011 Tantor

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Steven Crossley Nails It!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

One of Nietzsche's best works.

What about Steven Crossley’s performance did you like?

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.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Difficult to understand

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).

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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best book I have read this year

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.

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Very deep thoughts

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.

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Hmm interesting listen from legacy thinkers

There are times when listening to the "great thinkers" of bye gone times is difficult. Not sentence structure but the thought of what came after.

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interesting with poor sound quality

Its Nietzsche so it's interesting. It's a random thrashing of ideas coupled in a poor sound quality audiobook. Had some interesting ideas though. I abandoned at the last hour

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Interesting content. Good vocal performace.

I enjoyed this book, abd the vocal performance was outstanding. I stuggled a little bit with some of the content, but as a whole, it was interesting.

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Translation

Some areas I would have appreciated a translation of the multiple languages even if in written text

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Steven Crossley Nails It!

Would you listen to Beyond Good and Evil again? Why?

You think you are actually listening to Nietzsche, the mad genius explaining his view of the world and history to you personally.

Remarkable.

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I've read this book before.

I've read this, but listening brought new perspective. Enjoyed very much. I recommend this message.

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  • Omotola Alade
  • 01-12-17

good book

very good book. i enjoyed his ideas on God and most people misquote the man

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