"Beyond Good and Evil" contains Nietzsche's mature philosophy of the free spirit. Although it is one of his most widely read texts, it is a notoriously difficult piece of philosophical writing. The authors demonstrate in clear and precise terms why it is to be regarded as Nietzsche's philosophical masterpiece and the work of a revolutionary genius. This "Reader's Guide" is the ideal companion to study, offering guidance on: philosophical and historical context, key themes, reading the text, reception and influence, and further reading. "Continuum Reader's Guides" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to key texts in literature and philosophy. Each book explores the themes, context, criticism and influence of key works, providing a practical introduction to close reading, guiding students towards a thorough understanding of the text. They provide an essential, up-to-date resource, ideal for undergraduate students.
Christa Davis Acampora is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She is the editor of The Journal of Nietzsche Studies and two volumes on Nietzsche. Keith Ansell Pearson holds a Personal Chair in Philosophy at the University of Warwick, UK. He is co-editor (with Duncan Large) of The Nietzsche Reader (Blackwell, 2006) and editor of A Companion to Nietzsche (Blackwell, 2006).
1. Context; 2. Overview of Themes; 3. Reading the Text; 4. Reception and Influence; 5. Further Reading; Index.