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    DescriptionMajor work on ethics, by one of the most influential thinkers of the last two centuries, deals with master/slave morality and modern man's current moral practices; the evolution of man's feelings of guilt and bad conscience; and how ascetic ideals help maintain human life under certain conditions. T

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    The Genealogy of Morals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Friedrich Nietzsche
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486426914
    ISBN 10: 0486426912

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 170
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 170
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000, LCO000000
    LC classification: B3313.Z73 E513 2003
    Thema V1.0: QDTQ, DNT
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 June 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    Written in response to a book on the origins of morality by his erstwhile friend Paul Ree, the three essays comprising "The Genealogy of Morals"--all three advancing the critique of Christian morality set forth in "Beyond Good and Evil"--are among Nietzsche's most sustained and cohesive work. In the first essay--starting from a linguistic analysis of words such as "good," "bad," and "evil"--Nietzsche sets up a contrast between what he calls "master" morality and "slave" morality and shows how strength and action have often been replaced by passivity and nihilism. The next essay, looking into the origins of guilt and punishment, shows how the concept of justice was born--and how internalization of this concept led to the development of what people called "the soul." In the third essay, Nietzsche dissects the meaning of ascetic ideals. It is not Nietzsche's intention to reject ascetic ideals, "slave" morality, or internalized values out of hand; his main concern is to show that culture and morality, rather than being eternal verities, are human-made. Whether or not you agree with all of his conclusions, his writing is of such clarity and brilliance that you will find reading "The Genealogy of Morals" nothing short of exhilarating.