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A Genealogy of Morals

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethics

Page: 289

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Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality

Essays on Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals

Author: Richard Schacht

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520083189

Category: History

Page: 479

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Written at the height of the philosopher's intellectual powers, Friedrich Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals has become one of the key texts of recent Western philosophy. Its essayistic style affords a unique opportunity to observe many of Nietzsche's persisting concerns coming together in an illuminating constellation. A profound influence on psychoanalysis, antihistoricism, and poststructuralism and an abiding challenge to ethical theory, Nietzsche's book addresses many of the major philosophical problems and possibilities of modernity. In this unique collection focusing on the Genealogy, twenty-five notable philosophers offer diverse discussions of the book's central themes and concepts. They explore such notions as ressentiment, asceticism, "slave" and "master" moralities, and what Nietzsche calls "genealogy" and its relation to other forms of inquiry in his work. The book presents a cross section of contemporary Nietzsche scholarship and philosophical investigation that is certain to interest philosophers, intellectual and cultural historians, and anyone concerned with one of the master thinkers of the modern age.

Nietzsche: 'On the Genealogy of Morality' and Other Writings Student Edition

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139461214

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most influential thinkers of the past 150 years and On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) is his most important work on ethics and politics. A polemical contribution to moral and political theory, it offers a critique of moral values and traces the historical evolution of concepts such as guilt, conscience, responsibility, law and justice. This is a revised and updated 2006 edition of one of the most successful volumes to appear in Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. Keith Ansell-Pearson modified his introduction to Nietzsche's classic text, and Carol Diethe incorporated a number of changes to the translation itself, reflecting the considerable advances in our understanding of Nietzsche. In this guise the Cambridge Texts edition of Nietzsche's Genealogy should continue to enjoy widespread adoption, at both undergraduate and graduate level.

On the Genealogy of Morals

A Polemic. By Way of Clarification and Supplement to My Last Book Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Douglas Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199537089

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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Nietzsche examines the history of ethics as a history of cruelty, and raises profoundly disquieting issues. He exposes the central values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions-- compassion, equality, justice-- as the product of a brutal process of conditioning. This is the most sustained of Nietzsche's later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. The introduction places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience.

Nietzsche's 'On the Genealogy of Morals'

A Reader's Guide

Author: Daniel Conway

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826478166

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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A Reader's Guide to this classic 'anti-moral' text by an eminent Nietzsche academic.

Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality

A Critical Guide

Author: Simon May

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502204

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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On the Genealogy of Morality is Nietzsche's most influential, provocative, and challenging work of ethics. In this volume of newly commissioned essays, fourteen leading philosophers offer fresh insights into many of the work's central questions: How did our dominant values originate and what functions do they really serve? What future does the concept of 'evil' have - and can it be revalued? What sorts of virtues and ideals does Nietzsche advocate, and are they necessarily incompatible with aspirations to democracy and a free society? What are the nature, role, and scope of genealogy in his critique of morality - and why doesn't his own evaluative standard receive a genealogical critique? Taken together, this superb collection illuminates what a post-Christian and indeed post-moral life might look like, and asks to what extent Nietzsche's Genealogy manages to move beyond morality.

Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals

Critical Essays

Author: Christa Davis Acampora

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742542631

Category: Philosophy

Page: 337

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Including essays that were commissioned for the volume, this collection showcases definitive works that have shaped Nietzsche studies alongside new works of interest to students and experts alike. Suitable for the classroom and advanced research, it provides an introduction, annotated bibliography, and index.

Nietzsche's 'On the Genealogy of Morality'

An Introduction

Author: Lawrence J. Hatab

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139474332

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) is a forceful, perplexing, important book, radical in its own time and profoundly influential ever since. This introductory textbook offers a comprehensive, close reading of the entire work, with a section-by-section analysis that also aims to show how the Genealogy holds together as an integrated whole. The Genealogy is helpfully situated within Nietzsche's wider philosophy, and occasional interludes examine supplementary topics that further enhance the reader's understanding of the text. Two chapters examine how the Genealogy relates to standard questions in moral and political philosophy. Written in a clear, accessible style, this book will appeal to students at every level coming to read the Genealogy for the first time, and a wider range of readers will also benefit from nuanced interpretations of controversial elements in Nietzsche's work.

On the Genealogy of Morality

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Maudemarie Clark,Alan J. Swensen

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202832

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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On the Genealogy of Morality contains some of Nietzsche's most disturbing ideas and images: eg the 'slave revolt' in morality, which he claims began with the Jews and has now triumphed, and the 'blond beast' that must erupt, which he claims to find behind all civilisation. It is therefore a major source for understanding why 'Nietzschean' ideas are controversial. Further, it is one of Nietzsche's most important books, a work of his maturity that shows him at the height of his powers both as a thinker and as an artist in the presentation of ideas.

On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307434486

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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The great philosopher's major work on ethics, along with Ecce Homo, Nietzche's remarkable review of his life and works. On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) shows him using philsophy, psychology, and classical philology in an effort to give new direction to an ancient discipline. The work consists of three essays. The first contrasts master morality and slave morality and indicates how the term "good" has widely different meanings in each. The second inquiry deals with guilt and the bad conscience; the third with ascetic ideals—not only in religion but also in the academy. Ecce Homo, written in 1898 and first published posthumously in 1908, is Nietzsche's review of his life and works. It contains chapters on all the books he himself published. His interpretations are as fascinating as they are invaluable. Nothing Nietzsche wrote is more stunning stylistically or as a human document. Walter Kaufmann's masterful translations are faithfu ot the word and spirit of Nietzsche, and his running footnote commentaries on both books are more comprehensive than those in his other Nietzsche translations because these tow works have been so widely misunderstood.

Nietzsche: Daybreak

Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Maudemarie Clark,Brian Leiter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599634

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

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A new edition of this important work of Nietzsche's 'mature' philosophy.

A Genealogy of Morals

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethics

Page: 289

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Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 030778679X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 864

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Introduction by Peter Gay Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche’s most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated by the great Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann, this volume also features seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche’s correspondence, and variants from drafts for Ecce Homo. It is a definitive guide to the full range of Nietzsche’s thought. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

The Essential Nietzsche

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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An expert on Nietzsche presents highlights from The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and other works, and explains their significance to modern readers.

Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morality

Author: David Owen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317493214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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A landmark work of western philosophy, "On the Genealogy of Morality" is a dazzling and brilliantly incisive attack on European "morality". Combining philosophical acuity with psychological insight in prose of remarkable rhetorical power, Nietzsche takes up the task of offering us reasons to engage in a re-evaluation of our values. In this book, David Owen offers a reflective and insightful analysis of Nietzsche's text. He provides an account of how Nietzsche comes to the project of the re-evaluation of values; he shows how the development of Nietzsche's understanding of the requirements of this project lead him to acknowledge the need for the kind of investigation of "morality" that he terms "genealogy"; he elucidates the general structure and substantive arguments of Nietzsche's text, accounting for the rhetorical form of these arguments, and he debates the character of genealogy (as exemplified by Nietzsche's "Genealogy") as a form of critical enquiry. Owen argues that there is a specific development of Nietzsche's work from his earlier "Daybreak" (1881) and that in "Genealogy of Morality", Nietzsche is developing a critique of modes of agency and that this constitutes the most fundamental aspect of his demand for a revaluation of values. The book is a distinctive and significant contribution to our understanding of Nietzsche's great text.

Beyond Selflessness

Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Author: Christopher Janaway

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199279691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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Janaway presents a full commentary on Nietzsche's most studied work, 'On the Geneaology of Morality', and combines close reading of key passages with an exploration of Nietzsche's wider aims. The book will be essential reading for historians of moral philosophy.

Ecce Homo

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146707

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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The philosopher's dramatically egotistical autobiography employs masterful language to convey ever-relevant ideas: the importance of questioning traditional morality, establishing autonomy, and making a commitment to creativity. Essential reading.

Nietzsche on Morality

Author: Brian Leiter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131763585X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 302

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Both an introduction to Nietzsche’s moral philosophy, and a sustained commentary on his most famous work, On the Genealogy of Morality, this book has become the most widely used and debated secondary source on these topics over the past dozen years. Many of Nietzsche’s most famous ideas - the "slave revolt" in morals, the attack on free will, perspectivism, "will to power" and the "ascetic ideal" - are clearly analyzed and explained. The first edition established the centrality of naturalism to Nietzsche’s philosophy, generating a substantial scholarly literature to which Leiter responds in an important new Postscript. In addition, Leiter has revised and refreshed the book throughout, taking into account new scholarly literature, and revising or clarifying his treatment of such topics as the objectivity of value, epiphenomenalism and consciousness, and the possibility of "autonomous" agency.

Ecce Homo

How To Become What You Are

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Duncan Large

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199552568

Category: Philosophy

Page: 138

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Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Nietzsche passes under review all his previous books and reaches a final reckoning with his many enemies. Ecce Homo is the summation of an extraordinary philosophical career.

Nietzsche's Conscience

Six Character Studies from the Genealogy

Author: Aaron Ridley

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801485534

Category: Philosophy

Page: 163

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Aaron Ridley explores Nietzsche's mature ethical thought as expressed in his masterpiece, arranging his book thematically around the six characters who loom largest in that work—slave, priest, philosopher, artist, scientist, and noble.

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