Beyond Good and Evil – Nietzsche (1920s)

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Beyond Good and Evil – Nietzsche (1920s)

S$54.00

Title: Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche, Helen Zimmen (trans), Willard Huntington Wright (intro)

Publisher: Boni and Liveright, New York. No date, but certainly between 1917-1928. Most probably 1919 or 1920.

Condition: Leatherette. Reading copy only. Endpaper has come partly unstuck from cover. Blank fly leaf cut out Ex-libris plate on endpaper. Some tanning and minor foxing. Text unmarked. A very early American edition of Nietzsche.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886.

It draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach.

In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. 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 favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual.