A Polemic. By Way of Clarification and Supplement to My Last Book Beyond Good and Evil
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Douglas Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Collections
View: 2878Nietzsche examines the history of ethics as a history of cruelty, and raises profoundly disquieting issues. He exposes the central values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions-- compassion, equality, justice-- as the product of a brutal process of conditioning. This is the most sustained of Nietzsche's later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. The introduction places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience.