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Beyond Good and Evil Themes

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Themes

Philosophical Truth

The whole premise of Beyond Good and Evil is Nietzsche's exploration of truth. Not only truth itself but man's "will to truth"—the willingness to explore all areas in life regardless of the teachings of society, family, and religion. In Nietzsche's view, every person has the ability to explore the truth, at least on some level. However, the beliefs instilled in one may lead to blind faith which may prevent one from examining things which may be considered traditional or sacred. Nietzsche urges all men to delve beneath the surface but feels that women are not as capable of completing the task. Nietzsche shows disdain for the female gender in several passages.

Nietzsche asserts that the Indo-Germanic are the most advanced culture when it comes to developing philosophies for the modern age. The author disparages other cultures such as Muslims whose language is not as expressive...

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