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  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141195377
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $23.00

On The Genealogy Of Morals




The companion book to Beyond Good and Evil, the three essays included here offer vital insights into Nietzsche's theories of morality and human psychology

Nietzsche claimed that the purpose of The Genealogy of Morals was to call attention to his previous writings. But in fact the book does much more than that, elucidating and expanding on the cryptic aphorisms of Beyond Good and Evil and signalling a return to the essay form. In these three essays, Nietzsche considers the development of ideas of 'good' and 'evil'; explores notions of guilt and bad consience; and discusses ascetic ideals and the purpose of the philosopher. Together, they form a coherent and complex discussion of morality in a work that is more accessible than some of Nietzsche's previous writings.

  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141195377
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $23.00

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Ethics
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Annals
Military Dispatches