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Nietzsche: 'On the Genealogy of Morality' and Other Writings
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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: December 2007
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  • isbn: 9780511345869

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most influential thinkers of the past 150 years and On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) is his most important work on ethics and politics. A polemical contribution to moral and political theory, it offers a critique of moral values and traces the historical evolution of concepts such as guilt, conscience, responsibility, law and justice. This is a revised and updated 2006 edition of one of the most successful volumes to appear in Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. Keith Ansell-Pearson modified his introduction to Nietzsche's classic text, and Carol Diethe incorporated a number of changes to the translation itself, reflecting the considerable advances in our understanding of Nietzsche. In this guise the Cambridge Texts edition of Nietzsche's Genealogy should continue to enjoy widespread adoption, at both undergraduate and graduate level.

    • Revised and updated to take account of new scholarship in this area
    • Nietzsche's influence on contemporary culture remains massive, as one of the most widely studied of all nineteenth-century thinkers
    • Offers timelines, biographical synopses plus a concise introduction and up-to-date translation
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    'The clarity of the … translation and the supporting apparatus (chronology, further reading, biographical synopses, and index) make this an excellent edition for student use, as indeed it is intended. … what makes [it] particularly useful is the inclusion of material from other works by Nietzsche to which the Genealogy refers, such as Human, All Too Human, Daybreak, Beyond Good and Evil, and The Gay Science, as well as … the early texts, 'The Greek State' and 'Homer's Contest'.' British Journal for the History of Philosophy

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511345869
    • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact for availability.
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements and a note on the text
    A note on the revised edition
    Editor's introduction: On Nietzsche's critique of morality
    Guide to further reading
    Biographical synopses
    On the Genealogy of Morality
    Supplementary material to On the Genealogy of Morality
    'The Greek State'
    'Homer's Contest'
    Index of names
    Index of subjects.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Basic Philosophical Questions
    • Counter-Enlightenment Thought
    • Development of Social Thought
    • Enlightenment and Post-Enlightenment Political Theory
    • German Social Thought
    • Living with Great Thinkers/ Nietzsche
    • Love and Its Critics
    • Making Sense of Ourselves
    • Modern World, 1500-Present
    • Modern and Contemporary Theory
    • Philosophy of Literature
    • Political Science
    • Postmodern Political Thought
    • Recent Political Theory
    • Religion and Violence
    • Socrates and Nietzsche
    • Text/Seminar in 19th Century Philosophy (Nietzsche's Ethics)
    • Theory and Criticism
    • Topics in English
    • Topics in Ethical Theory: Metaethics
  • Editor

    Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick
    Keith Ansell-Pearson is Director of Graduate Research in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick.


    Carol Diethe
    Carol Diethe was formerly a Reader at Middlesex University.


    Friedrich Nietzsche

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