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  • Beyond Good and Evil

  • Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
  • Written by: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Narrated by: Steven Van Doren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Beyond Good and Evil

Written by: Friedrich Nietzsche
Narrated by: Steven Van Doren
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In Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche attacks past philosophers for their alleged lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their consideration of morality. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality, which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique, in favor of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the contextual nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual.

This is a major work by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whose writings have been deeply influential on subsequent generations of philosophers.

Public Domain (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Michael
  • 2010-10-01

one of the best.

Wether or not you agree with the topic is not what I am rating. Some of Freds ideas are violently original. What I will say is that the narrator has a great pace and his voice is easy to listen too. The author does the topics justice and explains some philosophical ideas well without over simplification. This is not philosophy for dummies but at the same time its not Being and Time. Nice middle ground. If your a fan of the Freddy N. then yo will enjoy.

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  • Cody
  • 2015-09-01

excellent book with a narration to match!

definitely a worthy read of Nietzsche's! would suggest it to anyone looking for an all-encompassing introduction to his work.

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  • jdk
  • 2020-09-14

Misogyny and Madness?

Ol' Friedrich was a man of his times, and often he reads as an jilted misanthrope doing his best to remain misunderstood.

But, please, don't have this stop you from reading Beyond Good and Evil. Yhe language is often sublime and it holds wisdom, insights and questions of deep relevance to our modern, technological, infected lives and our struggles with our world. With what do we replace the lie of Christian morality? Nihilism? What are the mechanics and nature of Will? What is the value of Truth?

Sometimes there's even inklings of answers.

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  • John Keyes
  • 2020-09-30

god amongst philosophers

greatness..absolutely great. one of my favorite of neitchze . a verbal assassin . . .

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  • Belinda C.
  • 2021-09-20

Amazing collection of Psychobabble.

1 star impressive use of made-up adjectives.
Never heard more words to say so little

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  • Alednam A Uonopk
  • 2021-01-15

Intelligence murders innocence...

It was always the liking of an individual that was the best part. After attaining and perhaps living/loving with the individual of once consumed affection, the once volatile liking stage had more weight..... Before the fish was caught, the passion of the worm ensnared those not careful enough.....

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  • Brandon Joseph-Bolté
  • 2021-10-22

So pretentious

Im french canadian and everytime they spoke french I rolled my eyes cause of the pretentious and "royal" toned they used.
The book is way too long for way too little quality content.

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  • Diabalein Avidyia
  • 2021-08-27

Nietzsche is hard enough to follow

without trying to listen to a book with 4 different languages and only a handful of translations being included. great otherwise.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2023-01-21

YUCK...ANOTHER YEAR ON "UNELIGHTENED" STATUS

Wow, this was awful. This book has sat on my shelf since my college days (when I was supposed to actually have read it for my undergrad philosophy class). I finally got around to it--and was I disappointed. I'm no "book banner" for sure, but one has to wonder in this "modern era" as to why we haven't heard a hue-and-cry about this still being used (one assumes) in college-level philosophy programs. Nietzsche make The Donald look like the ultimate supporter of women in comparison (that's sarcasm, in case anyone was wondering). Talk about misogyny--pretty much summed up just ahead of the beginning of chapter 8 when he writes that the only reason for a woman's existence is for making babies (a paraphrase, but a slight one at that). I get that this was late 19th Century Victorian Europe, but holy smokes does he go rough-shod on the XX-set. Added to that bit of reading turmoil is his blatant Antisemitism. No wonder Hitler came around a mere 40-years later. If this was mandatory reading in the German Gymnasium, it was a primer to rid Europe of the Jews. Don't waste your time with this. Enlightenment won't be forthcoming by the effort.

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  • Alex
  • 2021-07-26

Pretentious

I’m a casual reader not a philosophy major fluent in 5 languages. Save yourself the time. Read a book explaining this one instead.

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