Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (Version 2)

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
Translated by Helen Zimmern (1846 - 1934)

By turns illuminating, infuriating, bewildering, and amusing, Nietzsche's masterwork covers a lot of ground. He rejects most strands of Western thought, especially on the subject of morality, and develops his own theme demanding that individuals embrace their own 'will to power' to give life intention and direction. First published in German in 1887, this translation was produced in 1907 by Helen Zimmern, a long-standing acquaintance of Nietzsche.

There is an accessible text at but it leaves out all words in Greek, and is not in alignment with any printed edition; hence using the version. - Summary by Cori Samuel

Genre(s): Contemporary

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Cori Samuel
Play 01 Chap. I. Prejudices of Philosophers Cori Samuel
Play 02 Chap. II. The Free Spirit Cori Samuel
Play 03 Chap. III. The Religious Mood Cori Samuel
Play 04 Chap. IV. Apophthegms and Interludes Cori Samuel
Play 05 Chap. V. The Natural History of Morals Cori Samuel
Play 06 Chap. VI. We Scholars Cori Samuel
Play 07 Chap. VII. Our Virtues Cori Samuel
Play 08 Chap. VIII. People and Countries Cori Samuel
Play 09 Chap. IX. What is Noble? Part 1 Cori Samuel
Play 10 Chap. IX. What is Noble? Part 2 Cori Samuel
Play 11 Epode: From Lofty Mountains Cori Samuel