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  • Philosophyyes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most remarkable and influential books of the nineteenth century. Like Thus Spoke Zarathustra,yes'>#160;which had immediately preceded it, Beyond Good and Evil represents Nietzsche's attempt to sum up his philosophyyes'>mdash;but in less flamboyant and more systematic form. The nine parts of the book are designed to give the reader a comprehensive idea of Nietzsche’s thought and style: they span "The Prejudices of Philosophers," "The Free Spirit," religion, morals, scholarship, "Our Virtues," "Peoples and Fatherlands," and "What is Noble," as well as chapter of epigrams and a concluding poem.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;This translation by Walter Kaufmannyes'>mdash;the first ever to be made in English by a philosopheryes'>mdash;has become the standard one, for accuracy and fidelity to the eccentricities and grace of style of the original.yes'>#160; Unlike other editions, in English or German, this volume offers an inclusive index of subjects and persons referred to in the book.yes'>#160; Professor Kaufmann, the distinguished Nietzsche scholar, has also provided a running footnote commentary on the text.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Represents a selection from Nietzche's notebooks to find out what he wrote on nihilism, art, morality, religion, and the theory of knowledge, among others.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God -- to which a large part of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence.
    Walter Kaufmann's commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy. The book contains some of Nietzsche's most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic.
    Most of the book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the last part five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil. We encounter Zarathustra in these pages as well as many of Nietzsche's most interesting philosophical ideas and the largest collection of his own poetry that he himself ever published.
    Walter Kaufmann's English versions of Nietzsche represent one of the major translation enterprises of our time. He is the first philosopher to have translated Nietzsche's major works, and never before has a single translator given us so much of Nietzsche.
    From the Paperback edition.

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