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On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo

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On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) is a book about the history of ethics and about interpretation. Nietzsche rewrites the former as a history of cruelty, exposing the central values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions - compassion, equality, justice - as the product of a brutal process of conditioning designed to domesticate the animal vitality of earlier cultures. The result is a book which raises profoundly disquieting issues about the violence of both ethics and interpretation. Nietzsche questions moral ...

On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo 1989, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679724629

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