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The Resource On the genealogy of morals : a polemic : by way of clarification and supplement to my last book, Beyond good and evil, Friedrich Nietzsche ; translated with an introduction and notes by Douglas Smith

On the genealogy of morals : a polemic : by way of clarification and supplement to my last book, Beyond good and evil, Friedrich Nietzsche ; translated with an introduction and notes by Douglas Smith

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On the genealogy of morals : a polemic : by way of clarification and supplement to my last book, Beyond good and evil
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On the genealogy of morals
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a polemic : by way of clarification and supplement to my last book, Beyond good and evil
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Friedrich Nietzsche ; translated with an introduction and notes by Douglas Smith
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Reason, seriousness, mastery over the emotions, the whole murky affair which goes by the name of thought, all the privileges and showpieces of man: what a high price has been paid for them! How much blood and horror is at the bottom of all 'good things!'' On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) is a book about the history of ethics and about interpretation. Nietzsche rewrites the former as a history of cruelty, exposing the central values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions - compassion, equality, justice - as the product of a brutal process of conditioning designed to domesticate the animal vitality of earlier cultures. The result is a book which raises profoundly disquieting issues about the violence of both ethics andinterpretation. Nietzsche questions moral certainties by showing that religion and science have no claim to absolute truth, before turning on his own arguments in order to call their very presuppositions into question. The Genealogy is the most sustained of Nietzs
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1844-1900
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Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
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170
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Smith, Douglas
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Oxford world's classics
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Ethics
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On the genealogy of morals : a polemic : by way of clarification and supplement to my last book, Beyond good and evil, Friedrich Nietzsche ; translated with an introduction and notes by Douglas Smith
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000043594683
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19 cm.
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xxxvii, 170 p.
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9780199537082
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(pbk.)
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2008274087
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(OCoLC)228195164
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On the genealogy of morals : a polemic : by way of clarification and supplement to my last book, Beyond good and evil, Friedrich Nietzsche ; translated with an introduction and notes by Douglas Smith
Publication
Control code
000043594683
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 170 p.
Isbn
9780199537082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008274087
System control number
(OCoLC)228195164

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