On the Genealogy of Morality

On the Genealogy of Morality : A Polemic

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This new edition is the product of a collaboration between a Germanist and a philosopher who is also a Nietzsche scholar. The translation strives not only to communicate a sense of Nietzsche's style but also to convey his meaning accurately--and thus to be an important advance on previous translations of this work. A superb set of notes ensures that Clark and Swensen's Genealogy will become the new edition of choice for classroom use.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 137 x 216 x 13mm | 199g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0872202836
  • 9780872202832
  • 126,833

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Hackett's "On the Genealogy of Morality" (we now have even the correct title!) may very well change the entire climate for reading Nietzsche in English--especially if read in conjunction with their equally splendid "Twilight of the Idols." . . . Competing translations of Nietzsche s late, utterly influential masterpieces have often made them a chore, rather than a delight, to read; and their introductions generally obscure, rather than illuminate, the texts situations. Clark and Swensen (and Polt and Strong) have made the "Genealogy" and "Twilight" accessible and exhilarating--while leaving them, as they are, enigmatic and problematic. Finally, readers of Nietzsche in English can--begin!--William Arctander O'Brien, University of California, San Diego"
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About Friedrich Nietzsche

Maudemarie Clark is Professor of Philosophy, Colgate University. Alan J. Swensen is Associate Professor of German, Colgate University.
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