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    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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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".

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    • Great Book, great Audio Narration

    • By Mozart on 01-07-11

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    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • A Book for All and None
    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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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.

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    • Great Narration!

    • By Judd on 06-06-16

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    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • A Book for All and None
    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Common (translator)
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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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.

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    • No truths just perspectives

    • By Gary on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $20.28

    • On the Genealogy of Morals

    • A Polemic
    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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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.

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    • An Essential Precursor to Evolutionary Psychology

    • By James on 02-08-17

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    • The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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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.

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    • The Apollonian vs The Dionysian

    • By Juan Malo on 02-05-18

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    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Steven Van Doren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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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.

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    • one of the best.

    • By Michael on 10-01-10

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    • Beyond Good and Evil (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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    A caustic criticism of nearly every philosophic predecessor and a challenge of traditionally held views on right and wrong, Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil paved the way for modern philosophical thought. Through nearly three hundred transformative aphorisms, Nietzsche presents a worldview in which neither truth nor morality are absolutes, and where good and evil are not opposites but counterparts that stem from the same desires.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A book better in hand.

    • By Anonymous User on 06-25-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
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    Written in the mid 1880's by Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a critically-acclaimed work centered around the "death of God" and the rise of a superhuman. A philosophical and moral examination of good versus evil, divine versus mortal, and power versus submission are all encapsulated in the musings of Zarathustra. Zarathustra's doctrine is the idea of eternal recurrence, which claims that all events repeat themselves.

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    • Well Spoke Zarathustra

    • By IndiaC on 01-25-18

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    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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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.

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    • Steven Crossley Nails It!

    • By Philip on 12-04-13

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    • Human, All Too Human

    • A Book for Free Spirits
    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Michael Lunts
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
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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'.

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    • Thrilling Nietzsche

    • By Cakes Green on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $33.36

    • The Gay Science (The Joyful Wisdom)

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Michael Lunts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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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.'

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    • I am now a full-fledged fan of Nietzsche

    • By Ron on 02-24-18

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    • Twilight of the Idols

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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    In Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche criticizes German culture of the day as unsophisticated and nihilistic, and shoots some disapproving arrows at key French, British, and Italian cultural figures who represent similar tendencies. In contrast to all these alleged representatives of cultural "decadence", Nietzsche applauds Caesar, Napoleon, Goethe, Thucydides, and the Sophists as healthier and stronger types. The book states the transvaluation of all values as Nietzsche's final and most important project, and gives a view of antiquity wherein the Romans for once take precedence over the ancient Greeks.

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    • The Antichrist, Ecce Homo

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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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.

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    • Reader-Listener in Washington, DC

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-18

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    • Ecce Homo

    • How One Becomes What One Is
    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Steven Van Doren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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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.

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    • Bombastic, Fantastic?

    • By w22w on 01-24-10

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    • Also sprach Zarathustra

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Peter Wapnewski
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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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...

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    • Übergangswerk von Nietzsche's Pessimismus zum Opt

    • By Thomas V. on 12-12-15

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    • The Antichrist (Combray Media Edition)

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Joseph Kent
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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    The Antichrist is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, originally published in 1895. The reference to the Antichrist is not intended to refer to the biblical Antichrist but is rather an attack on the slave morality and apathy of Western Christianity. Nietzsche's basic claim is that Christianity is a poisoner of western culture and perversion of the words of and practice of Jesus. 

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    • Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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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.

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    • boring

    • By Tim Parsons on 11-08-16

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    • Genealogia da moral [On the Genealogy of Morals]

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Fabio Matsuoka
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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    O filósofo alemão faz uma crítica à moral vigente, analisando os princípios ocidentais desde Sócrates; além das ideologias religiosas, como compaixão e igualdade; da filosofia; da ciência e da arte. É considerada uma das obras mais incisivas sobre a origem dos nossos conceitos morais, ao questionar o valor da moral, e representa o auge da psicologia social de Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Dividida em três tratados, este livro atemporal tem um significado inestimável.

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    • Die fröhliche Wissenschaft

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Hans Jochim Schmidt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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    Die liebliche Bestie Mensch verliert jedesmal, wie es scheint, die gute Laune, wenn sie gut denkt...

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    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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    In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. 

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