Beyond Good and Evil
By Friedrich Nietzsche
I read this book as a part of my continuing quest to read all the books I was supposed to have read for various classes. It didn't take me long to remember why I skipped it the first time around. Nietzsche is a racist, a chauvenist, a classist, and, in general, a jerk. I disagree with the basic premise of his philosophy--that the basic and sole important drive in people is the will to power--as well as most of the conclusions to which it brings him. Nevertheless, he was an important influence on so many thinkers, so I suppose it wasn't a total waste of time.
Started: 4/30/2003 | Finished: 6/26/2003