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A Beginner's Guide to Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil by Gareth Southwell

By Gareth Southwell

A concise and intensely readable precis of Nietzsche's Beyond stable and Evil, aimed at scholars embarking on their reports and normal readers. it really is a terrific spouse for these new to the learn of this difficult and infrequently misunderstood classic.

* deals transparent reasons of the important topics and ideas, terminology, and arguments
* encompasses a word list of inauspicious phrases in addition to worthy biographical and ancient information
* Illustrates arguments and concepts with important tables, diagrams, and pictures; and contains references to extra readings
* varieties a part of a sequence of publications designed particularly for A-level philosophy scholars by means of an skilled instructor and founding father of the preferred web site Philosophy on-line

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Good’) must have arisen from a completely different source from its opposite, and must be completely different in nature. So, for instance, certain 16 Explanation of Main Arguments philosophers (such as Kant) see immoral or ‘bad’ acts as based in self-interest. e. be simply less selfish), but must not involve any self-interest at all. ’ This would make the law against stealing an extension of my own desire to safeguard my own possessions. But the type of philosophers Nietzsche is criticising here would not accept such an explanation, because it would mean that people do not do good for its own sake, but rather out of an extension of their own self-interest.

Such people, whilst they point out the ‘bad’ side of human beings, do not do it out of any desire to improve them morally, but simply from a desire to speak the truth as they see it – which is what makes them useful to the philosopher who, whilst he may not ultimately agree with the cynic’s world view, is similarly seeking to understand true human nature. Key Concept: cynicism Sections 27 and 28 In these two sections, Nietzsche again makes the connection between the language in which a philosopher writes and the structure and pace of his thought.

E. “Platonic”) – that, in other words, he adopted a much lighter and freer approach to living than his philosophy suggests. For Nietzsche, this is suggested by the fact that a copy of the poet Aristophanes’ works was discovered under the pillow of his deathbed; perhaps, then, Plato kept this attitude hidden (“under the pillow”), whilst publicly preaching a different philosophy (Platonism). Section 29 Here Nietzsche argues that the path of the true philosopher or ‘free spirit’ is a very lonely one, and that such a person – by stepping aside from the shared values 36 Explanation of Main Arguments of society in order to examine and understand them – can no longer partake so freely in common social life, or be understood by society.

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