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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche spoke of the “the death of God” and foresaw the dissolution of traditional religion and metaphysics. Some interpreters of Nietzsche believe he embraced a literary exploration of the human condition, while not being concerned with gaining truth and knowledge in the traditional sense of those terms. However, other interpreters of Nietzsche say that in attempting to counteract the predicted rise of nihilism, he was engaged in a positive program to reaffirm life, and so...

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The Great Biography - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friedrich Nietzsche: Another Perspective on Reality

Friedrich Nietzsche’s on the Genealogy of Morality manages to capture what we could consider new and better human ideals, and transforms it into a reality that is not so farfetched. His problem, however, is that history as we know it has changed and people have been lead astray from their instinctual judgments as a species. Through vigorous questioning and re-questioning of his own thoughts in addition to much of history as we know it, Nietzsche has built his own foundation of an entirely different...

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Nietzsche

other maxims in our rationality. However, Nietzsche ascribed to neither of these views. Born in 1844, Nietzsche was influenced by Darwin and philosophers such as Schopenhauer. His moral theory mirrored more that of Hume's in sticking to the tenants of naturalism than it resembled deontological theories such as Kant's. The 18th century philosopher David Hume argued that morality is built on natural sympathy for others. John claims that, like Hume, Nietzsche was a naturalist. However, Ken remains uncertain...

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Nietzsche

Introduction Our presentation is about Friedrich Nietzsche who was one of the most important and influential modern thinkers of nineteenth century for his notions of inexistentialism, post-modernism, and post-structuralism; but before talking about him, I would like to tell you a brief introduction of postmodernism and how this philosopher took these concepts to explain his ideologies. One of the main characteristics of postmodern thinking is that the world is seen as much more complex and an...

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Friedrich Nietzsche

2013 Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche was a philosopher born in the small German village of Röcken bei Lützen, located in a farmland area southwest of Leipzig, Germany. Nietzsche was named after the Prussian King, Friedrich Wilhelm IV and was coincidentally born on the Kings birthday. According to www.britannica.com , when Nietzsche was 5 years old his father Karl Ludwig Nietzsche (1813–1849) died from a brain ailment , leaving Nietzsche to live with his mother Franziska Nietzsche (1826–1897)...

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onto itself – is a feature of ressentiment: in order to come about, slave morality first has to have an opposing, external world, it needs, physiologically speaking, external stimuli in order to act at all, – its action is basically a reaction” (Nietzsche, First Essay para. 10). Slave morality is something that the inferior came up with to comfort themselves against their superiors. Those that are inferior use slave morality to cope with the fact that they are too weak to defend themselves against...

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Nietzsche Birth of a Tragedy

Nietzsche, Birth of Tragedy In Friedrich Nietzsche’s work The Birth of Tragedy, he argues that during the times of the ancient Greeks the artistic fusion between the Apollonian way of thinking and the Dionysian way of thinking lead to the creation of the greatest works of tragic art and music. Nietzsche believes that society needs to develop a new art form that recognizes the balance between the apollonian and Dionysian influence to reaffirm human existence. Nietzsche uses the Greek Gods, Apollo...

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Nihilism and Nietzsche

was first introduced into philosophical discourse by Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743–1819), who used the term to characterize rationalism, and in particular Immanuel Kant's "critical" philosophy in order to carry out a reductio ad absurdum according to which all rationalism (philosophy as criticism) reduces to nihilism, and thus it should be avoided and replaced with a return to some type of faith and revelation. (See also fideism.) Friedrich Nietzsche's later work displays a preoccupation with...

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Nietzsche Dionysis

What method does Nietzsche use to become the Dionysian Overman? What perspective on life does the Overman adopt? How does it enable “amor fati” and express optimum Yes-saying to our present natural life in the world? How does this overcome “slave morality or religion”? Nietzsche uses acceptance of fate, its obstacles, adversity and also its divinity to become the Dionysian Overman. He believes by affirming life in both its cruelty and beauty that we can achieve joy in the present without the need...

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Nietzsche and Gandhi, Society

Friedrich Nietzsche and Mahatma Gandhi, two mammoth political figures of their time, attack the current trend of society. Their individual philosophies and concepts suggest a fundamental problem: if civilization is so diseased, can we overcome this state of society and the sickness that plagues the minds of the masses in order to advance? Gandhi and Nietzsche attain to answer the same proposition of sickness within civilization, and although the topic of unrest among both may be dissimilar, they...

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Nietzsche-"Philosophizing with a Hammer"

Running head: Nietzsche  Header: Philosophy Name: University: Course: Tutor: Date: Nietzsche   Philosophizing with a Hammer. In philosophizing with a hammer, Friedrich Nietzsche meant that the assortment of stories that constitute the dominant representations of life and our world. This philosophy is brought...

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Comparing and Contrasting the Philosophies of Nietzsche and Plato

Chelsea Long Philosophy 100-005 Prompt 2 Final Essay Even though they were separated by thousands of years, hundreds of miles, and different cultures, the philosophical views of Friedrich Nietzsche and Plato can be examined and weighed against each other in many different ways. Friedrich Nietzsche, born in 1844, was a German philosopher whose main goal was to erect a new image for the people and to create a free spirit in them. Plato, born in 427 B.C., was a Greek philosopher whose main goal...

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Nietzsche and the Ascetic Ideal

Layne Johnson Dr. Scott Austin PHIL 251-502 December 6, 2011 Nietzsche and the Ascetic Ideal According to Friedrich Nietzsche in his third essay of “On the Genealogy of Morals” the ascetic ideal is nothing more than a false sense of moral codes and boundaries set to fill what would be an otherwise void part of the human mind. Nietzsche believes that any true philosopher will reject the notion of ascetic ideals as a creation of the misguided masses of society. He believed that to make sense of...

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The Changing Meaning of Concepts Throughout History - Nietzsche and Foucault

In this essay I will summarize how the philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have recorded how the meanings of certain concepts have changed through history, paying close attention to the texts of Nietzsche's "Good and Evil, Good and Bad" and Foucault's "The Insane". I will also suggest what I believe are the philosophical lessons that they think we can draw from recognizing these changes. In the chapter from his book Madness & Civilization,"The Insane", Michel Foucault charts...

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Nietzsche: the Conscience

Nietzsche: The Conscience In his second essay of the Geneaology of Morals, Nietzsche attempts to identify and explain the origin of the conscience. He does not adopt the view of the conscience that is accepted by the “English Psychologists”, such as Bentham, J. Mill, J.S. Mill and Hume, as the result of an innate moral feeling. Rather, it is his belief that the moral content of our conscience is formed during childhood under the influence of society. Nietzsche defines the conscience as...

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Freud and Nietzsche on Human Nature and Society

 Freud and Nietzsche on Human Nature and Society After intensive analyzation of reading Civilization and It’s Discontents by Sigmund Freud and Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche, I feel as if both Freud and Nietzsche offered virtually identical views of human nature and of the society in which they lived. In my paper I intend to prove how this is so. The Freudian view of humanity is quite pessimistic. According to his ideology, people act only in order to satisfy their...

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Nietzsche and Platonism

In Twilight of the Idols Nietzsche writes, "My objection against the whole of sociology in England and France remains that it knows from experience only the forms of decay, and with perfect innocence accepts its instincts of decay as the norm of sociological value-judgments. The decline of life, the decrease in the power to organize, that is to tear open clefts, subordinate and super-ordinate -- all this has been formulated as the ideal in contemporary sociology." (p 541). The culture of Europe...

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Nietzsche on Buddhism

Nietzsche repeatedly refers to Buddhism as a decadent and nihilistic religion. It seems to be a textbook case of just what Nietzsche is out to remedy in human thinking. It devalues the world as illusory and merely apparent, instead looking to an underlying reality for value and meaning. Its stated goals seem to be negative and escapist, Nietzsche sometimes seems to praise certain aspects of Buddhist teaching—and some of his own core ideas bear a resemblance to Buddhist doctrine. What exactly is Nietzsche’s...

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Perspectives of Friedrich Nietzsche

Christianity's Origin Christianity as antiquity.-- When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible! This, for a jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God's son? The proof of such a claim is lacking. Certainly the Christian religion is an antiquity projected into our times from remote prehistory; and the fact that the claim is believed - whereas one is otherwise so strict in examining pretensions - is perhaps the most ancient...

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Nietzsche and the Overman

address its importance. The overman is the ultimate self achievement by man, and according to Nietzsche this is the goal of all humanity. The overman is capable of creating new values; ones that he sets that are free of all outside influences. Through the story of Zarathustra, a prophet who descends from the mountains into the village after years of isolation to spread his teachings of the overman, Nietzsche uses Zarathustra as the protagonist to spread his ideas about the overman. “Behold, I teach...

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George Grant: Technology, Liberalism and Nietzsche

this essay will not be taking issue with these criticisms I feel they are the result of piecemeal reading. There is this tendency to jump on passionate thinkers especially those who write in such a way that they can be reduced to catch phrases i.e. Nietzsche: “God is dead”. The first lesson learnt as a student of philosophy is to hold off on criticism until you have begun to grasp the thinker and his thought as a whole. Any philosopher worth his mettle will be working within a dynamic but defined system...

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Hercules Through the Eyes of Nietzsche

Hercules Through the Eyes of Nietzsche What is Art? This has been the question of many generations, and because Art is ever changing, and perceived in many ways, it will inevitably be a question in the back of our minds for years to come. Frederick Nietzsche may very well be the face of who really knows what art is, and boy did he know his stuff. Nietzsche expounds upon what the Greeks were just surfacing upon decades ago; The Greek Tragedy. What is so significant about tragedy you may ask; well...

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Sigumand Freud and Nietzsche: Personalities and the Mind

Sigumand Freud and Nietzsche: Personalities and The Mind There were two great minds in this century. One such mind was that of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). In the year 1923 he created a new view of the mind. That view encompassed the idea we have split personalities and that each one have their own realm, their own tastes, their own principles upon which they are guided. He called these different personalities the id, ego, and super ego. Each of them are alive and well inside each of our...

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: Does Nietzsche Think There Is No Truth? Explain

Essay Question: Does Nietzsche think there is no truth? Explain Nietzsche is one of the most important and influential philosophers at 19th century. In the main lines of his philosophy, it can be shown that he protests against all philosophical aspects in his own age. He is against rationality, all philosophical systems, historical streams and all values, which are approved. According to Nietzsche, the truth is not a concept to be discovered or founded. It is a concept to be...

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Nietzsche : God Is Dead

The Question: State your understanding of the philosophy of F. Nietzsche. What does he mean by saying "God is Dead"? Nietzsche's philosophy is that of a radical view as it calls for the complete reevaluation of morals and blatantly attacks the Judeo-Christian tradition in modern society. He believed one should dare to become who they are. In order to ascertain one's full potential as a human being, the ethic system of which by society runs, must be changed as it only...

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Jeremy Lahey Philosophy 120 Ethics Term Paper 11/27/12 Friedrich Nietzsche and Existentialism: Section I. Biography: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 to Ludwig and Franziska Nietzsche in Röcken, in the Prussian Province of Saxony. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was named after King Wilhelm IV as the 15th of October was also his birthday, he turned 49. In the summer of 1849 Ludwig Nietzsche suffered nervous seizures which ended Ludwig’s life 10 months later on July 29th...

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Equality as Defined by Aristotle, Tecumseh, and Nietzsche

German philosopher, Frederick Nietzsche, viewed equality as being “rooted” in a “slave morality” (Grigsby, 2012, p. 84). His view was not based upon God-given rights but on a more natural order such as Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest. Nietzsche believed that Christianity withheld a structure for slave morality within Europe. His beliefs did not identify with equality, compassion, pity, and selflessness in the sense that Christian-based morals do. Instead, Nietzsche believed that superior people...

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Nietzsche - Dionysian and Apollonian

In this essay I will relate my self-portrait called "Always a Woman" to Nietzsche's philosophy of the poles of "Apollonian and Dionysian”, the philosophical dichotomy between free will and primal nature. In relation to Nietzsche, Wikipedia describes Apollonian and Dionysian as: "Apollo (Apollonian): the dream state or the wish to create order, principium individuationis (principle of individuation), plastic (visual) arts, beauty, clarity, stint to formed boundaries, individuality, celebration of...

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On the Genealogy of Morality: Friedrich Nietzsche's Polemic

Nietzsche is inherently polemic. This is a characterization that Nietzsche has applied to himself; the book that both informs, and is informed by every other book Nietzsche has written on the subject of revaluation of existing values, On the Genealogy of Morality, is subtitled simply A Polemic. It is clear that in this context, Nietzsche’s polemic is derived from the extent to which Nietzsche’s argument will invariably conflict with the existing system of valuation, to which the book is meant to...

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Examine Nietzsche‟S Statement in the Birth of Tragedy That It Is Only as an „Aesthetic Phenomenon‟ That Existence Can Be „Justified‟ to Eternity.

Examine Nietzsche’s statement in The Birth of Tragedy that it is only as an ‘Aesthetic Phenomenon’ that existence can be ‘justified’ to eternity. According to the qualities of ‘eternity’ and ‘existence’ that Nietzsche and Schopenhauer prescribe; it is by definition that something can only be justified in the phenomenal world: the world of ‘existence’. Although this statement describes existence justifying itself to eternity, The Birth of Tragedy tends to illustrate the inverse: eternity justifying...

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Thoughts on Equality and Society: Plato, Rousseau, and Nietzsche

1 Thoughts on Equality and society; Plato, Rousseau, and Nietzsche. Equality is the concept of everyone being equal in a certain state, with equality there would be little to no biased opinions, no fighting over wealth, and just a free world where everyone can live amongst one another and still obey the laws without worrying about social structure or who is better than someone else. Many different philosophers have spent years on trying to figure out where inequality first started and what...

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Knight of Faith vs. Overman

Knight of Faith vs. Overman For my final research paper, I have chosen to compare and contrast Friedrich Nietzsche’s overman with Soren Kierkegaard’s knight of faith As if a coroner were standing over a body, holding a cold hand in one and looking at his chain watch in the other, I hear Nietzsche say: God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet...

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Existentialism: American Beauty

the movie, it showed Lester holding an old picture of his family reminiscing the past then Frank suddenly showed up with a gun and shot him. The movie, American Beauty, portrayed many existential themes from philosophers like Franz Kafka, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jean-Paul Sartre. In the beginning of the movie, Lester indicates he lived like a dead man. He goes through the same routine everyday, which is similar to Franz Kafka’s character Gregor Samsa in the short story “Metamorphosis”. Before Gregor’s...

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Existentialism

known as existentialism. Another early philosopher in the 19th century with many existential elements in his thinking was Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche had views that were existential, yet they differed very much from that of Kierkegaard. He questioned Christianity and many other religions that tried to give people morality in there life. (Wicks, Robert ) Nietzsche also had ideas on the value of life and the purpose of life that formed from his belief on morality and God. Most of his ideas...

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Final essay proposal

thought can be traced back to earlier thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche. Who is a German philosopher and considered as one of the most provocative and influential thinkers of the late nineteenth century who challenged the foundations of Christianity. (Robert Wicks, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) Nietzsche's philosophy is that ''God is dead'' and he calls for a ''revaluation of all values'' in his book Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Both Nietzsche and Sartre are atheistic existentialists and agree...

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Memory in Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil

In Beyond Good & Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche seeks to develop the idea of moral philosophy beyond basic pleasures, how they relate to the general population, and further into our own personal intricacies and how they create a set of rules that apply to most individuals. Throughout the book, Nietzsche articulate well over 200 epigrams, each of which highlights a different aspect of human morality. Nietzsche’s 68th epigram dictates: “‘I have done that,’ says my memory. ‘I cannot have done that,’ says...

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The Good and Evil Desire of Macbeth

considering Macbeth’s died due to his actions, on the other hand, moral questions cannot be decided alone by appealing to moral authority. For example, take into consideration, German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche. According to Oscar Levy, desire for success and advancement can relate to how “Nietzsche believes that the fundamental creative force that motivates all creation is the will to power. We all seek to affirm ourselves, to flourish and dominate.” (122). Many people in today’s society can also...

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Differentiate Modernism from Post Modernism

Post-Modernism, through philosophy, only renowned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche can help us understand the deconstructionist method attributed by postmodernists. He spoke and illustrated his theory of the Superman or Overman in his work; ‘Thus Spake Zarathustra’. In which the Superman was an individual who overcame what Nietzsche termed the ‘slave morality’ of traditional values, and lived according to his own morality. Nietzsche also postulated that ‘God was dead’, and that traditional morality...

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Mill vs Dostoevsky

the will to assume responsibility for oneself.” (Nietzsche. Twilight of the Idols. Trans. Hollingdale. Sect. 38). Everyone desires freedom but everyone cannot handle the responsibilities of freedom. I will compare J.S. Mill’s views on the social function of freedom with that of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s characters from both, the novel Notes From Underground and the excerpt; The Grand Inquisitor, also drawing supplementary arguments from Friedrich Nietzsche, while expressing my views alongside. Mill’s core...

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Non-Essentialism in Feminist Ethics

fighting for their right of equality. In this essay, I will argue that essentialism has tyrannized women, and has placed them as the subordinate group behind men. I will be analyzing the differences between Wollstonecraft and de Beauvoir versus Nietzsche in order to argue against essentialism, and develop a proper ethical theory of existentialism. Mary Wollstonecraft is an eighteenth century British writer and philosopher and she is most famous for being an advocate of the rights of women. She...

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Marilynne Robinson's Essay "Darwinism"

of evolution. However, she does believe that Creationism helps Darwinism in a way that obscures religion under the attack of people who have claimed science’s authority. In her essay, Robinson continues on to discuss the ideologies of Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche is a philosopher/critic who “attacked Christianity as a religion of resentment in which weakness and mediocrity are made virtues while strength and genius are despised”. He used a parable to announce the death of God and proclaims that...

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Nietzsche' Quotes on Morality

1. Discuss the emergence of guilt in light of Nietzsche's analysis in the genealogy. You are expected to trace the sequence Nietzsche presents in describing the descent towards guilt. • Creditor and debtor relationship "I have already let it out: in the contractual relationship between creditor and debtor, which is as old as the very conception of a ‘legal subject' and itself refers back to the basic forms of buying, selling, bartering, trade and traffic." (p.43 2nd essay) see pg 49 for...

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Rational Conscious vs Irrational Unconscious

built around the notions such as rational and irrational or as Nietzsche states, Apollonian and Dionysian. Europe was entering a new intellectual phase of questioning logic and imagination. Controversial topics such as religion and science were now being targeted in the Apollonian and Dionysian theories. Sigmund Freud constructs his own myths on the topic of logic and imagination when referring to dreams. Philologist Friedrich Nietzsche and psychologist Sigmund Freud both analyzed the theory of the...

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Compare Happiness and Life Between D. H. Lawrence's "You Touched Me"

Compare Happiness and Life Between D. H. Lawrence's "You Touched Me" and Friedrich Nietzche's "The Use and Abuse of History Taken From The Twilight Of the Idols." INTRODUCTION In this paper, I won't stick to only one topic. I will compare different topics, such as happiness and life between two romantic writers, D. H. Lawrence and Friedrich Nietzsche from D. H. Lawrence's You touched me and Friedrich Nietzche's The use and abuse of history taken from The twilight of the Idols. I will start talking...

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How Do Reason and Imagination Shape Poetry?

dramatic dithyramb presents itself before our eyes, as the common goal of both artistic drives, whose secret marriage partnership, after a long antecedent struggle, celebrated itself with such a child, simultaneously Antigone and Cassandra.” (Friedrich Nietzsche on the relationship between the Apollnian and Dionysian) How do both reason and imagination shape poetry? Reason and Imagination are two concepts that seem opposed to one another. Reason is the ability of humans to make sense of things...

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Nietzsche's critique of Plato and Christianity

ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” (Nietzsche, 1882, 1887, s. 125).This is one of many renowned and influential quotes devised by the prolific German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A lover of Greek myths and a philologist by trade, Nietzsche expounded his controversial philosophy with an iron fist criticizing Platonism, Christianity and other popular forms of thought as anesthetising and suppressing the instinctual, impulsive energies of man. Nietzsche was the original non-conformist and true...

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Nietzche's Master and Slave Morality

In Of the Genealogy of Morality, Nietzsche sought to provide context for what he saw as the central value system of the society in which he lived: slave-morality. Nietzsche saw morality as reflective of the conditions in which its proponents were brought up. He saw the roots of slave morality in oppression and slavery, and posits that it grew as a reaction to the morality of the masters of the time. What follows is a simplified account of Nietzsche’s master-slave dichotomy, and what he saw as the...

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The Overman

The Overman In Friedrich Nietzsche’s novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he frequently refers to something called the overman. But what is this overman? In the original German it is spelled Ubermensch, which can also be translated as superman or super human. Nonetheless, the overman is portrayed as Nietzsche’s idea of the perfect person. A perfect person that he feels we should all strive to become. The main idea portrayed by Nietzsche in the book is that we all should abandon the ideas morality presented...

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Master Morality vs. Slave Morality: Neiztche

(Wikipedia Morality) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, a German philosopher thought up of the idea that there are two moralities; The master and slave morality. These define a person by there actions to there world around them and how they handle certain situations they encounter throughout their natural life. I believe he chose these two because they seem to be strong opposites and there are rational. The first morality Nietzsche writes about is the master morality. Nietzsche defined master morality...

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Song of Lawino

Western cultures but more importantly hold a universal quality in addition to cultural duality. P’Bitek’s ideals notably mirror nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s quote, “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” As both p’Bitek and Nietzsche suggest, it is important to realize the futility of insisting on pursuing either the existing or new culture. Despite the rather simplistic nature of the verdict, an...

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Altruism

alleviating hunger or poverty. However, many psychologists and philosophers have argued that there is, in fact, no such thing as true altruism. In The Dawn, the 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche maintains that that which is erroneously called ‘pity’ is not selfless but variously self-motivated. Nietzsche is in effect agreeing with Aristotle who in the Rhetoric defines pity as a feeling of pain caused by a painful or destructive evil that befalls one who does not deserve it, and that might...

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Ingenious Pain

of the story, the structure begins near the end in which an autopsy is taken place of James dyer, who died in 1772. The climax of the story is not of his death, but rather the metamorphosis of his human suffering. This change connects with Friedrich Nietzsche theory of pain. "In pain there is as much wisdom as in pleasure: like the latter it is one of the best self preservatives of a species". His theories of suffering, hardships, and pain allow us to understand the goodness of pain. The metamorphosis...

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Nietzsche's Will to Power

Nietzsche’s theory of “will to power” and “the innocence of becoming”. Does the hypothesis of the will to power successfully “debunk” traditional religion, morality, and philosophical claims to provide the “disinterested” or “objective” truth? Nietzsche introduced an idea of philosophy that was more than simply a rational groundwork of existence or as the pursuit of an absolute truth. Instead, he suggested that philosophy is something to be respected as a personal interpretation of life and all...

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Care Theory Compare & Contrast

and dynamic systems in health care (University of Stirling, n.d.). His 2002 article ‘Caring as a slave morality: Nietzschean themes in nursing ethics’, criticizes Jean Watson notion of caring as central idea in nursing practice. Friedich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche’s (1844- 1900) ideas on truth, religion, morality, history, nihilism, power, and meaning of existence have had an enormous influence on modern Western philosophy (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2009). His works remain highly...

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Siddhartha

Barnaby 4/22/2013 Cathy Kigerl  Hum 1001 Siddhartha Novel by: Herman Hesse 2. Analyze the novel Siddhartha in relation to author, Hermann Hesse's personal philosophical background. You will be looking at philosophers whom Hesse followed such as Nietzsche and will explore how they may have influenced his writing of Siddhartha.  If you choose this option: KNOW you must quote from Siddhartha and one other source related to Hesse’s philosophical background. Both would be listed in your Works Cited. ...

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exisentialism

impressed by those constructed men, resembling anti-heroes quite different from the traditional heroes, in those texts, Existentialism and Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre, The Stanger and The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, The Ga Science by Friedrich Nietzsche, Dirge Without Music by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and The laws of God, the laws of man by A.E. Housman, which portray man as bereft of the traditional guideposts of morality and religion. Despite the lack of conventional heroic qualities like...

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Atheism - Essay

unable to name any actual atheists. During the time of the Renaissance, criticism of the religious establishment became more frequent, but did not amount to actual atheism. In the 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche, a philosopher, is well-known for the phrase "God is dead." the phrase was not spoken by Nietzsche directly, but was used as a dialogue for the characters in his works. Also around this time Karl Marx said “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and...

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Hist Final

you think Gorbachev would have agreed or disagreed with Mazzini and why? Topic II. Nietzsche, Marx, and John Paul II 1. In Friedrich Nietzsche’s Parable of the Madman, what did the madman mean when he said that God is dead? How was this different from asserting that God does not exist? From your reading of the parable and from what you have learned from the textbook and in class, what do you think Nietzsche believed was the only way human beings could find truth and meaning in a godless world...

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Existentialism vs. Naturalism in Native Son

story. Bigger becomes annoyed with this, showing his need to move past religious authority to find his own meaning. The rejection of religion is a very common feature of existentialism, particularly for philosophers such as Sartre and Nietzche. Nietzsche proclaimed “Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.” Sartre elaborates on this bold statement by saying that “nothing will be changed if God does not exist; we shall rediscover the same norms of honesty, progress...

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