Sunday, January 24, 2021

Review of Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Philosophy

Short Description

Elaborate Description

An ask of philosophers to do better.  Philosophy creates the world in own image, rather than see variation and diversity of thought.  The philosophers believe their own interpretation of everything.  Claiming truth and falseness in relation to their philosophy.  Trying not to be dogmatic while imposing their own views.  More fearful of being understood than misunderstood.  Truth is something they hold dear but cannot afford a systematic valuation.  Often times becoming the very things they denounce.  

This book is very difficult to read because it is not a systematic account.  Seemingly random thoughts strung together.  The thoughts appear to have a connection with each other, but it is a fragile connection.  Very little cohesion with poor transitions between the ideas.  A reader will find many beautiful statements, but the statements are in isolation.  Little reasoning behind the claims, but appear to hold some truth to them.  Every reader will find something in the book, find something relative to what they are looking for.  

Questions to Consider while Reading the Book
•What is the raison d’etre of the book?  For what purpose did the author write the book?
•Why do philosophers create their own world?
•What does it mean to stare into an abyss and have the abyss stare back? 
•Are philosophers dogmatic?
•Why is it so hard to understand philosophers?
•What value do philosophers have on reason? 
•How can philosophy be improved?

Book Details
Edition ISBN:  9781503250888
Pages to read:   113
Publication:     2014
1st Edition:      1886
Format:           Paperback

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    1
Content          1
Overall           1