The Genealogy of Morals


Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611189X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 128
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Major work on ethics, by one of the most influential thinkers of the last 2 centuries, deals with master/slave morality and modern man's moral practices; the evolution of man's feelings of guilt; and ascetic ideals.

Basic Writings of Nietzsche


Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 030778679X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 864
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Introduction by Peter Gay Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche’s most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated by the great Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann, this volume also features seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche’s correspondence, and variants from drafts for Ecce Homo. It is a definitive guide to the full range of Nietzsche’s thought. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

The Essential Nietzsche


Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486121348
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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An expert on Nietzsche presents highlights from The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and other works, and explains their significance to modern readers.

The Works of Friedrich Nietzsche


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche,Alexander Tille,William a. Hausemann
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378486030
Category: History
Page: 422
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Realm of Lesser Evil


Author: Jean-Claude Michea
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745646204
Category: Philosophy
Page: 148
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Winston Churchill said of democracy that it was 'the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.' The same could be said of liberalism. While liberalism displays an unfailing optimism with regard to the capacity of human beings to make themselves 'masters and possessors of nature', it displays a profound pessimism when it comes to appreciating their moral capacity to build a decent world for themselves. As Michea shows, the roots of this pessimism lie in the idea - an eminently modern one - that the desire to establish the reign of the Good lies at the origin of all the ills besetting the human race. Liberalism's critique of the 'tyranny of the Good' naturally had its costs. It created a view of modern politics as a purely negative art - that of defining the least bad society possible. It is in this sense that liberalism has to be understood, and understands itself, as the 'politics of lesser evil'. And yet while liberalism set out to be a realism without illusions, today liberalism presents itself as something else. With its celebration of the market among other things, contemporary liberalism has taken over some of the features of its oldest enemy. By unravelling the logic that lies at the heart of the liberal project, Michea is able to shed fresh light on one of the key ideas that have shaped the civilization of the West.

The Genealogy of Morals

A Polemic
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534993778
Category:
Page: 94
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The Genealogy of Morals A Polemic By Friedrich Nietzsche Translated By Horace B. Samuel Peoples and Countries (Fragment) Translated by J. M. Kennedy On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemic is an 1887 book by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It consists of a preface and three interrelated essays that expand and follow through on concepts Nietzsche sketched out in Beyond Good and Evil (1886). The three Abhandlungen trace episodes in the evolution of moral concepts with a view to confronting "moral prejudices", specifically those of Christianity and Judaism. Some Nietzsche scholars consider Genealogy to be a work of sustained brilliance and power as well as his masterpiece. Since its publication, it has influenced many authors and philosophers. Nietzsche's treatise outline his thoughts "on the origin of our moral prejudices" previously given brief expression in his Human, All Too Human (1878). Nietzsche attributes the desire to publish his "hypotheses" on the origins of morality to reading his friend Paul Rée's book The Origin of the Moral Sensations (1877) and finding the "genealogical hypotheses" offered there unsatisfactory. CONTENTS PREFACE FIRST ESSAY. "GOOD AND EVIL," "GOOD AND BAD." SECOND ESSAY. "GUILT," "BAD CONSCIENCE," AND THE LIKE THIRD ESSAY PEOPLES AND COUNTRIES. Translated by J. M. KENNEDY

Daisy Miller - A Study


Author: Henry James
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473374529
Category: Fiction
Page: 106
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Candide

A Dual-Language Book
Author: Voltaire
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486117634
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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DIVVoltaire's brilliant satire on the follies of man, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire's enduring appeal. /div

Robot Ethics 2. 0

New Challenges in Philosophy, Law, and Society
Author: Keith Abney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190652950
Category: Philosophy
Page: 440
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The robot population is rising on Earth and other planets. (Mars is inhabited entirely by robots.) As robots slip into more domains of human life--from the operating room to the bedroom--they take on our morally important tasks and decisions, as well as create new risks from psychological to physical. This makes it all the more urgent to study their ethical, legal, and policy impacts. To help the robotics industry and broader society, we need to not only press ahead on a wide range of issues, but also identify new ones emerging as quickly as the field is evolving. For instance, where military robots had received much attention in the past (and are still controversial today), this volume looks toward autonomous cars here as an important case study that cuts across diverse issues, from liability to psychology to trust and more. And because robotics feeds into and is fed by AI, the Internet of Things, and other cognate fields, robot ethics must also reach into those domains, too. Expanding these discussions also means listening to new voices; robot ethics is no longer the concern of a handful of scholars. Experts from different academic disciplines and geographical areas are now playing vital roles in shaping ethical, legal, and policy discussions worldwide. So, for a more complete study, the editors of this volume look beyond the usual suspects for the latest thinking. Many of the views as represented in this cutting-edge volume are provocative--but also what we need to push forward in unfamiliar territory.

Herland


Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365831906
Category: Fiction
Page: 170
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1915 Dystopian Science Fiction, Utopia We had to sleep after that long sweep through the air, but we turned out early enough next day, and again we rose softly up the height till we could top the crowning trees and see the broad fair land at our pleasure. ""Semitropical. Looks like a first-rate climate. It's wonderful what a little height will do for temperature."" Terry was studying the forest growth. ""Little height! Is that what you call little?"" I asked. Our instruments measured it clearly. We had not realized the long gentle rise from the coast perhaps. ""Mighty lucky piece of land, I call it,"" Terry pursued. ""Now for the folks-I've had enough scenery."" So we sailed low, crossing back and forth, quartering the country as we went, and studying it. We saw-I can't remember now how much of this we noted then and how much was supplemented by our later knowledge, but we could not help seeing this much, even on that excited day-a land in a state of perfect cultivation, where even the forests...

On Being Awesome

A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck
Author: Nick Riggle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704687
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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In this lively treatise, pro-skater-turned-philosopher Nick Riggle presents a theory of awesomeness (and its opposite, suckiness) that’s both sharply illuminating and more timely than ever “Nick Riggle’s fun book is ‘awesome’ by its own definition. But don’t miss its profound ambition, which is to show how philosophy unearths the structure of ordinary language, defines the meaning of life in routine business, and poses the question of how best to live.” —Aaron James, author of Assholes: A Theory We all know people who are awesome and people who suck, but what do we really mean by these terms? Have you ever been chill or game? Do you rock or rule? If so, then you’re tapped into the ethics of awesomeness. Awesome people excel at creating social openings that encourage expressions of individuality and create community. And if you’re a cheapskate, self-promoter, killjoy, or douchebag, you’re the type of person who shuts social openings down. Put more simply: You suck. From street art to folk singers, Proust to the great etiquette writer Emily Post, President Obama to former Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke, Riggle draws on pop culture, politics, history, and sports to explore the origins of awesome, and delves into the nuances of what it means to suck and why it’s so important to strive for awesomeness. An accessible and entertaining lens for navigating the ethics of our time, On Being Awesome provides a new and inspiring framework for understanding ourselves and creating meaningful connections in our everyday lives.

Moral Choices

An Introduction to Ethics
Author: Scott Rae
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031053643X
Category: Religion
Page: 528
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With its unique union of theory and application and its well-organized, easy-to-use design, Moral Choices has earned its place as the standard text for college ethics courses. This fourth edition offers extensive updates, revisions, and three brand new chapters all designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today's complex postmodern culture. Moral Choices outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. The book also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant. After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, author Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today's most pressing social issues. He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about issues, including: Abortion Reproductive Technologies Euthanasia Capital Punishment Sexual Ethics The Morality of War Genetic Technologies and Human Cloning Ethics and Economics NEW: Creation Care NEW: Animal Rights NEW: Gun-Control NEW: Race, Gender, and Diversity NEW: Immigration, Refugees, and Border Control FEATURES Relevant Case Studies throughout Discussion questions at the end of each chapter Sidebars with case studies for discussion Recommended further reading

The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche

The First Complete and Authorized English Translation
Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche,Oscar Ludwig Levy
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 9781296493202
Category: History
Page: 384
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Homer and Classical Philology


Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1531258271
Category: Philosophy
Page: 27
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Friedrich Nietzsche was an extremely popular 19th century German philosopher. Nietzsche wrote on a variety of topics including religion, morality, science, and modern culture. Many scholars still study Nietzsche’s works and ideology today. This edition of Homer and Classical Philology includes a table of contents.

Frankenstein (The Original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of the Science Fiction Classic)


Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: e-artnow (Open Publishing)
ISBN: 8026848241
Category: Fiction
Page: 273
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Frankenstein (The Original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of the Science Fiction Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is the original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of Frankenstein as first published anonymously in 1818. This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author's original intentions than the heavily revised 1831 edition, edited by Shelley, in part, because of pressure to make the story more conservative. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text to the more common 1831 edition. Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva, where much of the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her future husband, Percy Shelley. The storyline emerged from a dream. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for weeks about what her possible storyline could be, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made. She then wrote Frankenstein.

Human, All Too Human & Beyond Good and Evil


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225914
Category:
Page: 720
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Human, All Too Human (1878) marks the point where Nietzsche abandons German romanticism for the French Enlightenment. The result is one of the cornerstones of his life's work. Beyond Good and Evil (1886) is a scathing and powerful critique of philosophy, religion and science.