ISBN: 9789352767175 Pages: 237 Size: 129 x 198 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 250 gm.
About The Book
First published in 1886, beyond good and evil by renowned German philosopher and thinker, Friedrich Nietzsche, expands on the philosophical ideas of his thus spake zarathustra. The book presents a sharp critique of morality and the tendency to view morality in binaries of â€˜goodâ€™ and â€˜evilâ€™, thus rejecting the concept of universal morality for all humankind. In this book, divided into nine parts, Nietzsche begins by exposing the deficiencies of the old philosophers, emphasising the need for â€œfree spirits and strongly opposes the ideas of universal morality as propagated by religion, Anti-Semitism and feelings of nationalism. The ideas introduced in this book continue to influence and inspire philosophers all around the world.
About Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) was a notable
German philosopher who remains one of the most influential modern
thinkers. He is renowned for writing on the concept of the super-man, the
end of religion in a modern society as well as his exploration of the
concepts of good and evil. Some of his major philosophical works are Thus
Spake Zarathustra (1883), The Antichrist (1885) and Twilight of the Idols
(1889). Many major thinkers of the 20th century such as Jean-Paul Sartre,
Sigmund Freud and Albert Camus, among others, were influenced by Nietzsche's
After his death, the misappropriation of his works by the Nazi Party in the
30s and 40s of the last century to further their fascist activities resulted
in a negative reputation for generations whereas Nietzsche himself was
steadfastly against anti-Semitism.
Nietzsche died on 25 August 1900, aged 55.