On the Genealogy of Morals (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
208
Utgivningsdatum
2008-08-14
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Översättare
Douglas Smith
Medarbetare
Smith, Douglas
Dimensioner
200 x 138 x 7 mm
Vikt
160 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199537082

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 (1887) is a book about the history of ethics and about interpretation. Nietzsche rewrites the former as a history of cruelty, exposing the 4entral 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 and interpretation. 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 Nietzsche's later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. This edition places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience.
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Douglas Smith is Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Warwick. He is currently preparing a book on the reception of Nietzsche in France.