Beyond Good and Evil, a book review

A book review written by Lee Sonogan

Penguin Classics Beyond Good And Evil (Penguin Modern Classics ...

In the first paragraph and sentence, this is without a doubt the best philosophy book on ethics I have ever read. Personally and externally it offers the true values of nature vs nurture, plus morality explained that also can act as a self-help book for the individual. Going deep into positives and negatives of human behaviour and predicting actions 100 years before they happened, Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the greatest thinkers of all time.

In the highs and lows of the ‘new’ philosopher, my interpretation of the non-linear arguments is that it leans somewhere around the middle politically. To then highlight the martyr like virtues of the extreme and radical. Then some controversial statements that will offend someone who does not see all the nuances. For example, there is a few examples of the condition of ‘woman’ relating to the emotional weakness that both sexes have.

More questioning reality in that time relevant to now compared to a scientific book, it is still a complex conjuncture of will to power. Identifying contradictions between the majority/minority to search for a balance of vitality. What former philosophers thought, delivered in quality counter-arguments. Hundreds of quotes separating the culture war to vigorous critical thinking and spiritually self-content or reigniting openness.

Overall it was very satisfying to see a lot of things that I agree with, this thought-provoking. In my upcoming book of creative writing, Beyond Good and Evil’s articulation has influenced a few themes in chapters. And good enough for an independent quotes list from this book other than this particular review. In the authority of survival of the fittest, good and evil overall has nothing to do with the salvation of the soul in the legacy of perceived growth. Underrated in all aspects, Nietzche speaks to you in taking accountability, asks all the right questions, and encourages the potential of not judging a book by its cover.


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