Academic Journals in Nietzsche Studies 1. Taking this approach, however, risks confusing aspects of the Nietzsche legend with what is important in his philosophical work, and many commentators are rightly skeptical of readings derived primarily from biographical anecdotes.
Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him? All beings so far have created something beyond themselves; and do you want to be the ebb of this great flood, and even go back to the beasts rather than overcome man?
What is the ape to man? A laughingstock or established embarrassment. You have made your way from worm to man, and much in you is still worm.
Once you were apes, and even now, too, man is more ape than any ape Let your will say: Amor fati and the eternal recurrence[ edit ] Rock on Lake Silvaplana where Nietzsche conceived of the idea of Eternal return. Nietzsche may have encountered the idea of the Eternal Recurrence in the works of Heinrich Heinewho speculated that one day a person would be born with the same thought-processes as himself, and that the same applied to every The concepts of friedrich nietzsches work individual.
Nietzsche expanded on this thought to form his theory, which he put forth in The Gay Science and developed in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Schopenhauer directly influenced this theory. This idea of eternal recurrence became a cornerstone of his nihilism, and thus part of the foundation of what became existentialism.
He gradually backed-off of this view, and in later works referred to it as a thought-experiment. And mere will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and every sigh—everything unspeakably small and great in your life—must come again to you, and in the same sequence and series The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned—and you with it, dust of dust!
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Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. In the field of meta-ethicsone can perhaps most accurately classify Nietzsche as a moral skeptic ; meaning that he claims that all ethical statements are false, because any kind of correspondence between ethical statements and "moral facts" remains illusory.
This forms part of a more general claim that no universally true fact exists, roughly because none of them more than "appear" to correspond to reality.
Instead, ethical statements like all statements remain mere "interpretations. Sometimes Nietzsche may seem to have very definite opinions on what he regards as moral or as immoral. On the contrary, he depicts falsehood as essential for "life". He mentions a "dishonest lie", discussing Wagner in The Case of Wagner as opposed to an "honest" one, recommending further to consult Plato with regard to the latter, which should give some idea of the layers of paradox in his work.
In the juncture between normative ethics and descriptive ethicsNietzsche distinguishes between "master morality" and "slave morality". Although he recognizes that not everyone holds either scheme in a clearly delineated fashion without some syncretismhe presents them in contrast to one another.
Some of the contrasts in master vs. Nietzsche elaborated these ideas in his book On the Genealogy of Moralityin which he also introduced the key concept of ressentiment as the basis for the slave morality.William Lane Craig is a prolific Christian philosopher, apologist, author, and public debater.
He is the best debater – on any topic – that I’ve ever heard. As far as I can tell, he has won nearly all his debates. Friedrich Nietzsche developed his philosophy during the late 19th century.
He owed the awakening of his philosophical interest to reading Arthur Schopenhauer's Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung (The World as Will and Representation, , revised ) and said that Schopenhauer was one of the few thinkers that he respected, dedicating to him his essay Schopenhauer als Erzieher (Schopenhauer.
A tremendously influential philosophical work of the late nineteenth century, Thus Spake Zarathustra is also a literary masterpiece by one of the most important thinkers of modern times. In it, the ancient Persian religious leader Zarathustra (or Zoroaster) serves as the voice for Friedrich Nietzsche's views, which include the introduction of the .
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Higgins and Robert Solomon. Friedrich Nietzsche (–) was a German philosopher and cultural critic who published intensively in the s and s. He is famous for uncompromising criticisms of traditional European morality and religion, as well as of conventional philosophical ideas and social and political pieties associated with modernity.
That is the secret of all culture: it does not provide artificial limbs, wax noses or spectacles—that which can provide these things is, rather, only sham education.