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Beyond Good and Evil Friedrich Nietzsche-Sidharth-Vardhan-review-analysis
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Published: 1886
Beyond Good and Evil confirmed Nietzsche's position as the towering European philosopher of his age. The 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…

(A review of 'Beyond Good and Evil',
a book by Friedrich Nietzsche
First written on December 25, 2014)

“I obviously do everything to be "hard to understand" myself”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

This kind of admission doesn't excite confidence in humble readers; does it Nietzsche?

The best of the book is mostly in that chapter of aphorisms which take about an hour to read. In the rest of the book; it is mostly author blabbering -at first condemning philosophers and church (which I can still bear for the occasional beautiful observation he offers every now and then); and then detail his prejudices about nations and about ideal women (which made me take that star away). In between though there is a little bit of beauty which can't be thrown away - the notion of herd morality; slave morality the idea of laughing philosophers etc.

More Quotes

“Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, and ages, it is the rule.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“The text has disappeared under the interpretation.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“One loves ultimately one's desires, not the thing desired.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“In music the passions enjoy themselves.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“There is no such thing as moral phenomena, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“The strength of a person's spirit would then be measured by how much 'truth' he could tolerate, or more precisely, to what extent he needs to have it diluted, disguised, sweetened, muted, falsified.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“The maturity of man—that means, to have reacquired the seriousness that one had as a child at play

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

"When we have to change our mind about a person, we hold the inconvenience he causes us very much against him.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“Love of one is a piece of barbarism: for it is practised at the expense of all others. Love of God likewise.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it, certainly, but degenerated to Vice.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“The noble soul reveres itself”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“Swallow your poison, for you need it badly.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

“The consequences of our actions take hold of us, quite indifferent to our claim that meanwhile we have 'improved.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

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