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Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (Version 2)

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Friedrich Nietzsche's 'Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future' is a thought-provoking exploration of human values, morality, and truth. In this updated version of the original text, Nietzsche challenges traditional philosophical beliefs and offers a critique of morality based on dichotomies such as good and evil, right and wrong.

Nietzsche delves into the concept of a "master morality" where individuals create their own values and live according to their own beliefs, rather than adhering to societal norms. He argues that traditional moral systems are constructs of society to control individuals, and that true freedom lies in transcending these constraints.

The book is a dense and challenging read, with Nietzsche's distinctive style of writing and complex ideas requiring careful reflection and consideration. However, the insights offered in 'Beyond Good and Evil' are profound and insightful, challenging readers to question their own beliefs and values.

Overall, Nietzsche's 'Beyond Good and Evil' is a seminal work in the field of philosophy, offering a radical and thought-provoking perspective on morality, values, and the human condition. It is a must-read for anyone interested in delving into the depths of philosophical inquiry.

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By turns illuminating, infuriating, bewildering, and amusing, Nietzsche's masterwork covers a lot of ground. He rejects most strands of Western thought, especially on the subject of morality, and develops his own theme demanding that individuals embrace their own 'will to power' to give life intention and direction. First published in German in 1887, this translation was produced in 1907 by Helen Zimmern, a long-standing acquaintance of Nietzsche.

There is an accessible text at but it leaves out all words in Greek, and is not in alignment with any printed edition; hence using the version. - Summary by Cori Samuel

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