Beyond Good and Evil accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. He argues that past philosophers founded grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. Nietzsche leaves behind traditional morality in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual.
First published in 1886, Beyond Good and Evil expands on the ideas of Nietzxche's previous work Thus Spoke Zarathustra with a more critical and polemical approach. Religion and the master and slave moralities are key themes as Nietzsche re-evaluates deeply held humanistic beliefs, portraying even domination, appropriation, and injury to the weak as not universally objectionable. Nietzsche proposes his own ideas about what future philosophies should encompass.
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