Human, All Too Human & Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225914

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Human, All Too Human (1878) marks the point where Nietzsche abandons German romanticism for the French Enlightenment. The result is one of the cornerstones of his life's work. Beyond Good and Evil (1886) is a scathing and powerful critique of philosophy, religion and science.
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Human, All-too-human

Parts 1 and 2 ; Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840220834

Category: Ethics

Page: 690

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Human, All Too Human (1878) marks the point whereNietzsche abandons German romanticism for the FrenchEnlightenment. At a moment of crisis in his life (no longer afriend of Richard Wagner, forced to leave academic lifethrough ill health), he sets out his views in a scintillating andbewildering series of aphorisms which contain the seeds of hislater philosophy (e.g. the will to power, the need to transcendconventional Christian morality). The result is one of thecornerstones of his life's work. It well deserves its subtitle ‘ABook for Free Spirits’, and its original dedication to Voltaire,whose project of radical enlightenment here finds a newchampion.Beyond Good and Evil (1886) is a scathing and powerful critiqueof philosophy, religion and science. Here Nietzsche presents uswith problems and challenges that are as troubling as they areinspiring, while at the same time outlining the virtues, ideas,and practices which will characterise the philosophy of thefuture. Relentless, energetic, tirelessly probing, he bothdetermines that philosophy's agenda and is himself theembodiment of the type of thought he wants to foster.
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Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0191605263

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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`What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.' Always provocative, the Friedrich Nietzsche of Beyond Good and Evil (1886) is at once sceptical psychologist and philosopher-seer, passionately unmasking European society with his piercing insights and uncanny prescience. This masterpiece of his maturity considers quintessential Nietzschean topics such as the origins and nature of Judeo-Christian morality; the end of philosophical dogmatism and beginning of perspectivism; the questionable virtues of science and scholarship; liberal democracy, nationalism, and women's emancipation. Written in his most masterful style, full of irreverence and brio, Nietzsche dissects self-deluding human behaviour, bankrupt intellectual traditions, and the symptoms of social decadence, while at the same time advancing an extra-moral wisdom to be shared by those kindred soul who think 'beyond good and evil'. This new translation of Beyond Good and Evil provides readers with a true classic of modernity that sums up those forces and counterforces in nineteenth-century Western Civilisation that to an astonishing degree have also determined and continue to inform the course of our own century.
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First Philosophy I: Values and Society - Second Edition

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy

Author: Andrew Bailey

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551119722

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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First Philosophy: Values and Society brings together classic and ground-breaking readings on ethics and political philosophy. Andrew Bailey’s highly regarded introductory anthology has been revised and updated in this new edition. The comprehensive introductory material for each chapter and selection remains, and new sections on philosophical puzzles and paradoxes and philosophical terminology have been added. New to this edition is an article by Susan Moller Okin on justice and gender.
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First Philosophy I: Values and Society

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy

Author: Andrew Bailey

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551116570

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

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First Philosophy: Values and Society brings together classic and ground-breaking readings on ethics and social and political philosophy. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the central topics and to each individual selection. By providing a detailed discussion of the historical and intellectual background to each piece, he aims to enable readers to approach the material without unnecessary barriers to understanding. In an introductory chapter, the editor provides a brief introduction to the nature of philosophical enquiry, to the nature of argument, and to the process of reading and writing within the academic discipline of philosophy.
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Eyewitness Companions: Philosophy

Author: Stephen Law

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756647582

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Covering not only the history of Western thought, but also the traditions of Eastern philosophy and schools of thought from the Indian subcontinent, Eyewitness Companions: Philosophy combines philosophical analysis with historical and biographical information to explain and explore the major issues, theories, and problems at the heart of all philosophies. Eyewitness Companions: Philosophy combines metaphysics, epistemology, logic, the philosophy of religion, andethics Introduces the metaphors, analogies, and stories philosophers use to explain theories.
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Evil Gods and Reckless Saviours

Adaptation and Appropriation in Late Twentieth-Century Jesus Novels

Author: Timo Eskola

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875945

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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Late twentieth-century Jesus novels carve out a completely new picture of Jesus. Those written by Norman Mailer, Jose Saramago, Michèle Roberts, Marianne Fredriksson, and Ki Longfellow, among others, provide inversive revisions of the canonical Gospels. Their adaptations often turn into a critique of the whole of Christian history. The contrast novels investigated in this study end up with appropriations that are based on prototypical rewriting. They aim at the rehabilitation of Judas, and some of them make Mary Magdalene the key figure of Christianity. Saramago describes God as a bloodthirsty tyrant, and Mailer makes God battle the devil in a Manichaen sense as with an equal. The main result of this intertextual analysis is that these authors have adopted Nietzschean ideas in their writing. An attack on the so-called biblical slave morality and violent concept of God deprives Jesus of his Jewish messianic identity, makes Old Testament law a contradiction of life, calls sacrificial soteriology a violent paradigm supporting oppression, and presents God as a cruel monster. As a result, Jewish faith appears in a negative light. Apparently, Western culture still harbours anti-Judaic attitudes, albeit hidden beneath sentiments of equality and tolerance. Timo Eskola skillfully shows that despite the evident post-Holocaust consciousness present in the novels, they actually adopt an arrogant and ironic refutation of Jewish beliefs and Old Testament faith.
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Freedom vs Necessity in International Relations

Human-Centred Approaches to Security and Development

Author: Professor David Chandler

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780324863

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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The last two decades have seen the remarkable rise to dominance of human-centred understandings of the world. Indeed, it is now rare to read any analysis of insecurity, conflict or development which does not discuss the need to 'empower' or 'capacity-build' local individuals or communities. In this path-breaking book, Chandler presents a radical challenge to such approaches, arguing that the solutions to the world's problems are now not perceived to lie within external structures of economic, political and social relations, but instead with individuals and groups who are often seen to be the most marginal and powerless. This fundamental change has gone hand-in-hand with the shift from state-based to society-based understandings of the world. Chandler provocatively argues that human-centred approaches have limited rather than expanded the transformative possibilities available to us, and if real change is to be achieved - both at a local and a global level - then a radical re-think in Western thought is required.
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On the Genealogy of Morals : A Polemic. By way of clarification and supplement to my last book Beyond Good and Evil

A Polemic. By way of clarification and supplement to my last book Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

ISBN: 9780191561023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) is a book about the history of ethics and about interpretation. Nietzsche rewrites the former as a history of cruelty, exposing the 4entral values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions - compassion, equality, justice - as the product of a brutal process of conditioning designed to domesticate the animal vitality of earlier cultures. The result is a book which raises profoundly disquieting issues about the violence of both ethics and interpretation. Nietzsche questions moral certainties by showing that religion and science have no claim to absolute truth, before turning on his own arguments in order to call their very presuppositions into question. The Genealogy is the most sustained of Nietzsche's later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. This edition places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience. - ;`Reason, seriousness, mastery over the emotions, the whole murky affair which goes by the name of thought, all the privileges and showpieces of man: what a high price has been paid for them! How much blood and horror is at the bottom of all "good things!"' On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) is a book about the history of ethics and about interpretation. Nietzsche rewrites the former as a history of cruelty, exposing the central values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions - compassion, equality, justice - as the product of a brutal process of conditioning designed to domesticate the animal vitality of earlier cultures. The result is a book which raises profoundly disquieting issues about the violence of both ethics and interpretation. Nietzsche questions moral certainties by showing that religion and science have no claim to absolute truth, before turning on his own arguments in order to call their very presuppositions into question. The Genealogy is the most sustained of Nietzsche's later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. This edition places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience. -
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