Beyond Good And Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche Page 1 of 171

BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL

By Friedrich Nietzsche

Translated by Helen Zimmern

Contents

PREFACE
CHAPTER I. PREJUDICES OF PHILOSOPHERS
CHAPTER II. THE FREE SPIRIT
CHAPTER III. THE RELIGIOUS MOOD
CHAPTER IV. APOPHTHEGMS AND INTERLUDES
CHAPTER V. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MORALS
CHAPTER VI. WE SCHOLARS
CHAPTER VII. OUR VIRTUES
CHAPTER VIII. PEOPLES AND COUNTRIES
CHAPTER IX. WHAT IS NOBLE?

FROM THE HEIGHTS


PREFACE

SUPPOSING that Truth is a woman—what then? Is there not ground for suspecting that all philosophers, in so far as they have been dogmatists, have failed to understand women—that the terrible seriousness and clumsy importunity with which they have usually paid their addresses to Truth, have been unskilled and unseemly methods for winning a woman? Certainly she has never allowed herself to be won; and at present every kind of dogma stands with sad and discouraged mien—IF, indeed, it stands at all!

For there are scoffers who maintain that it has fallen, that all dogma lies on the ground—nay more, that it is at its last gasp. But to speak seriously, there are good grounds for hoping that all dogmatizing in philosophy, whatever solemn, whatever conclusive and decided airs it has assumed, may have been only a noble puerilism and tyronism; and probably the time is at hand when it will be once and again understood WHAT has actually sufficed for the basis of such imposing and absolute philosophical edifices as the dogmatists have hitherto reared:



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