Nietzsche books beyond good and evil
Review: Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche | Books | The GuardianI saw many negative reviews for this work, most of which reflected something similar to "Nietzche is stupid" or "Sexists pig! First of all, if the only thing one can say after reading a philosophical treatise is "That is entirely stupid," then one clearly isn't meant for the realm of philosophy, at least at this point in. First of all, if the only thing one can say after reading a philosophical treatise is "That is entirely stupid," then one clearly isn't meant for the realm of philosophy, at least at this point in one's life, and should altogether avoid any further exploration of philosophical matters until one learns how to think critically , synthesize large chunks of information, and incorporate seemingly loosely connected thoughts together in one solid chain to properly assess the argument presented. Philosophical treatises weren't written for eighth graders; therefore, if you can't comprehend a collegiate level work, then wait until you have the skills to read it before you criticize it. Second of all, in critiquing a philosophical work, one should possess the courtesy and intelligence to appreciate whatever argument the author has proposed, even if one does not agree with it. This is what it means to be a philosopher: to be able to understand, grasp, manipulate, and refute arguments in a manner that both engages the proposed argument as well as offers new insight into the subject of the proposed argument.
Beyond Good and Evil
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A nd if you're wondering where Nietzsche fits into my self-improvement theme, look no further than the introduction to this dauntingly complex philosophical polemic, which advises that "it is almost impossible to participate in modern intellectual discussion without some familiarity with his writing". It was published in , three years before insanity set in he died in - It was first published in