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Beyond Good and Evil

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ISBN-10: 0521779138

ISBN-13: 9780521779135

Edition: 2002

Authors: Judith Norman, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Rolf-Peter Horstmann, Karl Ameriks, Desmond M. Clarke

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In this work, Nietzsche presents a critique of philosophy, religion, science, politics, and ethics. This volume offers a new and readable translation of one of the most influential texts in the history of philosophy.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The son of a Lutheran pastor, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born in 1844 in Roecken, Prussia, and studied classical philology at the Universities of Bonn and Leipzig. While at Leipzig he read the works of Schopenhauer, which greatly impressed him. He also became a disciple of the composer Richard Wagner. At the very early age of 25, Nietzsche was appointed professor at the University of Basel in Switzerland. In 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War, Nietzsche served in the medical corps of the Prussian army. While treating soldiers he contracted diphtheria and dysentery; he was never physically healthy afterward. Nietzsche's first book, The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music…    

Further reading
Note on the text
On the prejudices of philosophers
The free spirit
The religious character
Epigrams and entr'actes
On the natural history of morals
We scholars
Our virtues
Peoples and fatherlands
What is noble?
From high mountains: Aftersong
Glossary of names