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.
These are arguably the best modern translations of Nietzsche's major works available. There are some other very good versions by Hollingdale, but Kaufmann is at least his equal,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by reading man
This is not an easy read. Even Nietzsche himself criticised his writing. However, if you are prepared to persevere there are some gems waiting to be discovered concerning the... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Judi Mossop
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer, most known for his statement, "God is dead. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven H Propp
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 2 months 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 8 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 8 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 13 months ago by Shirley Haba