On the Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche
৳ 300.00 – ৳ 380.00
On the Genealogy of Morals is organized into three treatises or essays that examine moral judgments’ origins and critique their biases. The first treatise,’Good and Evil,’ ‘Good and Bad’, follows Nietzsche as he seeks good and evil’s origin in history.
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 certainties by showing that religion and science have no claim to absolute truth, before turning on his own arguments in order to call their very presuppositions into question. The Genealogy is the most sustained of Nietzsche’s later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. This edition places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience.