Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It takes up and expands on the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but approached from a more critical, polemical direction. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting Judeo-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 perspectivistic nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual. In it he exposes the deficiencies of those usually called "philosophers" and identifies the qualities of the "new philosophers" imagination, self-assertion, danger, originality, and the "creation of values".
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche This work dramatically rejects the tradition of Western thought with its notions of truth and God, good and evil. Nietzsche demonstrates that the Christian world is steeped in a false piety and infected with a "slave morality". With wit and energy, he turns from this critique to a philosophy that celebrates the present and demands that the individual imposes their own "will to power" upon the world.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 19th-century literary and philosophical masterpiece introduces the controversial doctrine of the Ubermensch, or "superman," a term later perverted by Nazi propagandists. A provocative work that was designed to inspire readers to transcend the limitations of conventional morality.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche This book can be considered a further development of some of his ideas concerning Christianity that can be found in Beyond Good and Evil and in The Genealogy of Morals, particularly the idea that the present morality is an inversion of true, noble morality.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche's "The Antichrist" might be more aptly named "The Antichristian," for it is an unmitigated attack on Christianity that Nietzsche makes within the text instead of an exposition on evil or Satan as the title might suggest. In "The Antichrist," Nietzsche presents a highly controversial view of Christianity as a damaging influence upon western civilization that must come to an end. Regardless of ones religious or philosophical point of view, "The Antichrist" makes for an engaging philosophical discourse.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche On the Future of Our Educational Institutions, the work that was to have been Nietzsche's second book until he canceled the contract and used portions in his Untimely Meditations, is a substantial call for radical educational reform presented in the form of a prolonged narrative dialogue. Here Nietzsche, through the characters of this prolonged narrative dialogue, starts from a consideration of German educational institutions and rises to a consideration of what is needed for true, or classical, education. Though Nietzsche engages his contemporary world more in this work than in perhaps any other, this engagement is neither arbitrary nor limiting. Starting where one is and has grown up happens to be the necessary grounding of the organic unity that belongs to true culture
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Classic work by the German philologist, philosopher and author who produced many critiques of religion, morality, contemporary culture, and philosophy, centred around what he viewed as a fundamental question regarding the life-affirming and life-denying qualities of different attitudes and beliefs.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche A corpse is a pleasant thought for a worm, and a worm is a dreadful thought for every living creature. Worms fancy their kingdom of heaven in a fat body; professors of philosophy seek theirs in rummaging among Schopenhauer's entrails, and as long as rodents exist, there will exist a heaven for rodents. In this, we have the answer to our first question: How does the believer in the new faith picture his heaven?.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche In reading these two essays we are apt to be deceived, by their virulent and forcible tone, into believing that the whole matter is a mere cover for hidden fire, —a mere blind of æsthetic discussion concealing a deep and implacable personal feud which demands and will have vengeance. In spite of all that has been said to the contrary, many people still hold this view of the two little works before us; and, as the actual facts are not accessible to every one, and rumours are more easily believed than verified, the error of supposing that these pamphlets were dictated by personal animosity, and even by Nietzsche's envy of Wagner in his glory, seems to be a pretty common one.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche & Alexander Harvey In the first book to show off the aphoristic style for which he would become famous, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche addresses such subjects as the origins of metaphysics and the history of morality.
Friedrich Nietzsche & Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche is a philosophical work. 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. The work moves into the realm beyond good and evil in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche In Voraussicht, dass ich über Kurzem mit der schwersten Forderung an die Menschheit herantreten muss, die je an sie gestellt wurde, scheint es mir unerlässlich, zu sagen, wer ich bin. Im Grunde dürfte man es wissen: denn ich habe mich nicht "unbezeugt gelassen". Das Missverhältniss aber zwischen der Groesse meiner Aufgabe und der Kleinheit meiner Zeitgenossen ist darin zum Ausdruck gekommen, dass man mich weder gehört, noch auch nur gesehen hat. Ich lebe auf meinen eignen Credit hin, es ist vielleicht bloss ein Vorurteil, dass ich lebe?... Ich brauche nur irgend einen "Gebildeten" zu sprechen, der im Sommer ins Oberengadin kommt, um mich zu überzeugen, dass ich nicht lebe... Unter diesen Umstaenden giebt es eine Pflicht, gegen die im Grunde meine Gewohnheit, noch mehr der Stolz meiner Instinkte revoltirt, nämlich zu sagen: Hoert mich! denn ich bin der und der. Verwechselt mich vor Allem nicht!