Anyone who has slogged their way through the swamps of German philosophical writing---in Kant or Hegel or Heidegger--will find Nietzsche a refreshing and exhilarating change. The selections are well chosen, and a cover-to-cover read will aptly depict Nietzsche's philosophy. In this volume the reader will find many of Nietzsche's polemical (and frequently misunderstood) ratiocinations on Christianity, Socrates, Germany, and art. Here, too, are his seminal and unforgettable critiques of Western morality ("That lambs dislike great birds of prey does not seem strange: only it gives no ground for reproaching these birds of prey for bearing off little lambs"). For philosophical fireworks, Nietzsche can hardly be matched. His brazen defiance of intellectualism's conventions still rings in contemporary thought because he practiced philosophy with a hammer. --Eric de Place
I read this book till it was beaten up and I had to bin the cover.
I have nothing profound to say about this book, simply that I am a college student and it has been my pleasure to read this collection of Nietzsche's works.
Beyond Good and Evil is aphoristic brilliance containing many of Nietzsche's most famous ideas.
This Kaufmann translation is apparently the most reliable and scholarly. I initially browsed a more colloquial version by Frances Golffing, but there were odd idioms in there that... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Dorothy M. Falarski
Eventhough it is a bit heavy (literally it is a big book), the layout is great and the footnotes are easy to follow. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tamara Cortes
I didn't like this book at all. I found the writing ponderous, the writer pompous. I thought it was intellectual twaddle, but I'm glad I finally had a taste of Nietzshe after... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Phyllis Le Chat
I love studying this book. I am not a scholar. I find the writings very interesting and sometimes hard to understand. I enjoy the chanlenge of understanding.Published 11 months ago by Shirley Haba
This was part of a gift to my son who is building a library of the great thinkers and philosophers of\ the 18th-19th and 20th Centuries. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Darlene
I think the selections were appropriate and the commentary about right-restrained but available. The introductions were good and the length of the book was perfect.Published 14 months ago by mark tate
The book contains Nietzsche's most famous philosophical writings in a single volume. Some of the most profound philosophy in the Western Tradition since Socrates is therein... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Carl Robinson
These are the books that I think of first when i think of Nietzsche, and Kaufmann's translations bring them across to my imagination in ways that deepen my respect for a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nathan P. Gilmour