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  • Beyond Good and Evil | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Beyond Good and Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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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.

    Philip says: "Steven Crossley Nails It!"
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one of the most extraordinary - and important - texts in Western philosophy. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche between 1883 and 1885. He cast it in the form of a novel in the hope that his urgent message of the 'death of God' and the rise of the superman (Ubermensch) would have greater emotional as well as intellectual impact.

    Judd says: "Great Narration!"
  • Beyond Good and Evil | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Beyond Good and Evil

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    Mozart says: "Great Book, great Audio Narration"
  • On the Genealogy of Morals: A Polemic | Friedrich Nietzsche

    On the Genealogy of Morals: A Polemic

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    In On the Genealogy of Morals, subtitled "A Polemic", Nietzsche furthers his pursuit of a clarity that is less tainted by imposed prejudices. He looks at the way attitudes towards 'morality' evolved and the way congenital ideas of morality were heavily colored by the Judaic and Christian traditions.

    James says: "An Essential Precursor to Evolutionary Psychology"
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None | Friedrich Nietzsche,Thomas Common (translator)

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Common (translator)
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    Composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is the most famous and influential work of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The work is a philosophical novel in which the character of Zarathustra, a religious prophet-like figure, delivers a series of lessons and sermons in a Biblical style that articulate the central ideas of Nietzsche's mature thought.

    Gary says: "No truths just perspectives"
  • The Gay Science (The Joyful Wisdom) | Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Gay Science (The Joyful Wisdom)

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    The Gay Science (The Joyful Wisdom) is one of Nietzsche's greatest books. His wonderfully fertile mind roams over mankind, his thoughts, his emotions, his behaviour and his weaknesses with remarkable clarity, with insight - but also with humour!In this work are 383 separate paragraphs, some short, some long, but all singular observations - the epitome of his famous aphoristic style. 'Morality is the herd instinct in the individual.'

  • The Antichrist, Ecce Homo | Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Antichrist, Ecce Homo

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    The Antichrist and Ecce Homo were two of the last works written by Friedrich Nietzsche just before his mental collapse in 1889. Though both written in 1888, they are very different in content and style. In The Antichrist, Nietzsche expands on his view that the submissive nature of Christianity undermined Western society, depressing and sapping energy.

    Juan Malo says: "Two Great Books"
  • Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future | Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    In Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche attacks past philosophers for their alleged lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their consideration of morality. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality, which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique, in favor of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the contextual nature of knowledge.

    Michael says: "one of the best."
  • The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music | Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    One of Nietzsche’s earliest works, The Birth of Tragedy (1872) is a remarkable source of inspiration. It is here that the philosopher expresses his frustration with the contemporary world and urges man to embrace Dionysian energy once more. He refutes European culture since the time of Socrates, arguing that it is one-sidedly Apollonian and prevents man from living in optimistic harmony with the sufferings of life.

    Ronald says: "mindblowing structure. outstanding 19th century ps"
  • Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy

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    In this, his first book, Nietzsche developed a way of thinking about the arts that unites the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysus as the central symbol of human existence. Although tragedy serves as the focus of this work, music, visual art, dance, and the other arts can also be viewed using Nietzsche's analysis and integration of the Apollonian and the Dionysian. The Birth of Tragedy stands alongside Aristotle's Poetics as an essential work for all who seek to understand poetry and its relationship to human life.

    Tim Parsons says: "boring"
  • Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    It was with Human, All Too Human, first published in 1878, that Nietzsche developed the aphoristic style that so suited his challenging views and uncompromising style. The text is divided into three main sections: 'Of the First and Last Things', 'History of the Moral Feelings' and 'The Religious Life'.

    Cakes Green says: "Thrilling Nietzsche"
  • Beyond Good and Evil | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Beyond Good and Evil

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Beyond Good and Evil gives profound insight into the personal philosophies of one of history's greats, Friedrich Nietzsche. Within the work, first published in 1886, you'll find close to 300 of Nietzsche's aphorisms, organized by theme and spanning nine chapters. Nietzsche begins his work by stating that all philosophies are nothing more than the complex personal opinions by the philosophers that put them forth, and that it's the listener's responsibility to weed out the subjective from the true philosophy.

    James says: "What a difference, the reader makes"
  • 150 Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche (Great Philosophers and Their Inspiring Thoughts) | Friedrich Nietzsche

    150 Quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche (Great Philosophers and Their Inspiring Thoughts)

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    Nietzsche is a major figure in Western philosophy. His work is radical, sometimes violent, often ironic; it fascinates anyone bold enough to delve into it, exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history, and covers a wide range of subjects. Nietzsche's writings border on the poetic; his aphorisms are particularly well-known for conveying all the radicality of his thinking in a intense but light, sometimes amusing manner.

  • Learn Willpower with Existential Philosophers Nietzsche & Kierkegaard | Friedrich Nietzsche,Søren Kierkegaard

    Learn Willpower with Existential Philosophers Nietzsche & Kierkegaard

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche, Søren Kierkegaard
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    Nietzsche is a major figure in Western philosophy. His work is radical, sometimes violent, often ironic; it fascinates anyone bold enough to delve into it, exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history, and covers a wide range of subjects. Nietzsche's writings borders on the poetic; his aphorisms are particularly well-known for conveying all the radicalism of his thinking in an intense but light, sometimes amusing manner.

  • Also sprach Zarathustra | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Also sprach Zarathustra

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Philosophen des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts. "Also sprach Zarathustra", das philosophische Werk über die Suche nach dem Übermenschen, ist zweifellos Nietzsches persönlichstes Werk...

    Thomas V. says: "Übergangswerk von Nietzsche's Pessimismus zum Opt"
  • The Antichrist | Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Antichrist

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Written over 100 years ago, The Antichrist by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is a thought-provoking piece of literature in which Nietzsche urges the listener to be honest and critical in regards to previously accepted thoughts of modern Christianity. He suggests that the current basis for what is right and wrong, happiness and sadness, and other essential concepts is completely backward. Instead, every end result can be measured based on what Nietzsche calls the "will to power".

    erik says: "Nietzche at his best"
  • 400 Quotes of Modern Philosophy | Immanuel Kant,Arthur Schopenhauer,Søren Kierkegaard,Friedrich Nietzsche

    400 Quotes of Modern Philosophy

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    • By Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer, Søren Kierkegaard, and others
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    The great figures of modern philosophy led generations to struggle with the most crucial of questions and break through a new understanding of conscience and existence. Nietzsche's work is radical, sometimes violent, often ironic; it fascinates anyone bold enough to delve into it, exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history, and covers a wide range of subjects. Immanuel Kant is one of the most important figures of German philosophy, said to have affected a Copernican revolution in philosophy.

  • Also sprach Zarathustra | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Also sprach Zarathustra

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    Mit "Also sprach Zarathustra" hat Nietzsche ein faszinierendes Hauptwerk geschaffen, einen Meilenstein der Weltliteratur. In drei zentralen Formeln fasst er seine Philosophie zusammen: der Wille zur Macht, die ewige Wiederkehr des Gleichen und der Übermensch. "Gott ist tot." Es ist eine Ironie des Schicksals, dass dieses Werk von den Nazis missbraucht wurde.

  • Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is

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    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Ecce homo, "behold the man", are the words Friedrich Nietzsche chose as the title for his literary self-portrait. A main purpose of the book was to offer Nietzsche's own perspective on his work as a philosopher and human being. Ecce Homo also forcefully repudiates those interpretations of his previous works purporting to find support there for imperialism, anti-Semitism, militarism, and Social Darwinism.

    w22w says: "Bombastic, Fantastic?"
  • Jenseits von Gut und Böse: Vorspiel einer Philosophie der Zukunft | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Jenseits von Gut und Böse: Vorspiel einer Philosophie der Zukunft

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    "'Jenseits von Gut und Böse'... Dies heißt zum Mindesten nicht 'Jenseits von Gut und Schlecht'." (Friedrich Nietzsche: Zur Genealogie der Moral - Erste Abhandlung) "An einer Theorie ist wahrhaft nicht ihr geringster Reiz, dass sie widerlegbar ist: Gerade damit zieht sie feinere Köpfe an. Es scheint, dass die hundertfach widerlegte Theorie vom 'freien Willen' ihre Fortdauer nur noch diesem Reize verdankt: Immer wieder kommt jemand und fühlt sich stark genug, sie zu widerlegen." (Friedrich Nietzsche: Jenseits von Gut und Böse - Erstes Hauptstück)

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