According to Nietzsche, philosophers of the past lacked critical sense and simply accepted the various dogmatic premises regarding morality. He claims they had relied on the faith that good men and evil men are polar opposites instead of simply different expressions of the same basic drives that the evil men simply allow to flow through them without regard to morality. In this, one of his major works, he explores the nature of morality as it relates to good and evil. It is required reading for anyone with even a passing interest in philosophy.
About the Author
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher who wrote critical texts on religion, science, morality, and culture. His best-known works are Beyond Good and Evil, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and The Antichrist. He is often quoted as having said "God is dead." See his book The Gay Science for the context.