Translator: Adrian Del Caro
Author info: Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Department Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
Publication Date: March 2014
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Synopsis: Beyond Good and Evil is Nietzsche’s first sustained philosophical treatment of issues important to him. Unlike the expository prose of the essayistic period (1872-76), the stylized forays and jabs of the aphoristic period (1878-82), and the lyrical-philosophical rhetoric of the Zarathustra-period (1882-85), Beyond Good and Evil inscribes itself boldly into the history of philosophy, challenging ancient and modern notions of philosophy’s achievements and insisting on a new task for “new philosophers.” On the Genealogy of Morality applies Nietzsche’s celebrated genealogical method, honed in the earlier aphoristic writings, to the problem of morality’s influence on the human species.