Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

Friedrich Nietzsche‘s revitalizing philosophy of the late 19th century challenging the foundations of theological beliefs and practices, along with questioning traditional morality, remains influential to this day. His tendency to seek explanations for commonly-accepted values and outlooks in the less-elevated realms of sheer animal instinct was also crucial to Sigmund Freud’s development of psychoanalysis. Quoting Nietzsche: “What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.” Watch.

Human all too human - Nietzsche

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Veblen
Veblen
9 years ago

Great mind and he, IMHO had the most accurate sense of the human condition.

Frapper
Frapper
9 years ago

dang, he was one intense guy!

Pained
Pained
9 years ago

Intense, dramatic and melancholic. Love him!

underthetableanddreaming
underthetableanddreaming
9 years ago

the pain and the misery of existence was best understood by Nietzche..no one else.

onewhoreadsalot
onewhoreadsalot
9 years ago

I can somehow understand Nietsche’s pain and his complete dislike of human societies. And I love humanity.

Loretta
Loretta
9 years ago

I just finished Beyond Good and Evil and am starting on Thus Spake Zarathustra. I’m thinking about reading Human, All Too Human next. To all Nietzsche readers, what is your suggestion?

Vibha C
Vibha C
9 years ago

I am still trying to understand Nietzsche’s ‘What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.’ I know he meant overcoming the here and now artificial moral human world..but did he mean love of God, did he mean love of Godlessness, or is he referring to plain romantic love …there ARE so many kinds of love.

KW
KW
9 years ago

Nietzsche was so farsighted to anticipate a truly godless universe. Just look around you.

Patsy Reid
Patsy Reid
9 years ago

I am the assistant director of a production of Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit,” and I was wondering if there were any similarities between it and Nietzsche’s “Beyond Good and Evil.” I’m just looking for different viewpoints on the themes and philosophies expressed in the play.

Belinda T
Belinda T
9 years ago

Okay so for my senior high school socratic seminar class our teacher gave us a a chapter to read in Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche. Our final will be to have a socratic seminar on what we read, but she didn’t say anything. Nietzsche is really hard to read and understand.. if any could give me pointers on him and what to discuss or ask questions on, it’d be great.
Master morality vs. Slave Morality..

Grace DSouza
Grace DSouza
9 years ago

The full quote is:
“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146. I have some guesses, but I am interested in other interpretatioms. I appreciate any insight.

Nabeel Jamal
Nabeel Jamal
9 years ago

i tried to read it in english but i couldn’t :(
Beyond Good and Evil by :Friedrich Nietzsche in arabic :P plz help

Priyakshi Chatterjee
Priyakshi Chatterjee
9 years ago

I’m trying to get my hands on the book of the same name. From a philosophical point of view, was it enlightening? Interesting? Worth Friedrich Nietzsche’s time in writing it, at least? Any epiphanies while reading it? Anyone?