• Priestly Class Nietzsche Socrates Philosophy
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    Socrates has undoubtedly had a major impact upon western philosophy and society in general. Plato, whose work is essentially an elaboration and expansion upon that of Socrates, has had a similar effect. Naturally, these two philosophers have been subjects of immense academic interest for over two thousand years. With this great interest comes both praise and criticism. One of the most critical writers to attack these legendary philosophers was Friedrich Nietzsche. Here I will examine Nietzsches ...
  • Plato Vs Nietzsche The Nature Of Good
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    Plato Vs. Nietzsche: The Nature of Good Plato and Nietzsche have opposing views on the nature of good. Plato, as demonstrated in the "The Cave" and "Apology," believes that Good is absolute. This means that he is of the opinion that there is one perfect version of Good for all people, whether they are rich or poor, powerful or weak. However, Nietzsche believes in the relative nature of good. He thinks that the meaning of good can be different for different groups of people, specifically the uppe...
  • Nietzsche Good And Evil
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    Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "Dostoevsky, the only one who has taught me anything about psychology." The two writers share many similarities and differences. Dostoevsky clearly had an effect on the thinking of Nietzsche. The two would be considered both philosophers and psychologists. Both writers became prominent in the late 19 th century in Germany and Russia respectively. Dostoevsky was noted for his Russian literary classics and would be responsible for a flowering of late 19 th century Ru...
  • True World Nietzsche Life Nihilism
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    Two Brands of Nihilism As philosopher and poet Nietzsche's work is not easily conformable to the traditional schools of thought within philosophy. However, an unmistakable concern with the role of religion and values penetrates much of his work. Contrary to the tradition before him, Nietzsche launches vicious diatribes against Christianity and the dualistic philosophies he finds essentially life denying. Despite his early tutelage under the influence of Schopenhauer's philosophy, Nietzsche later...
  • Nietzsche Power Overman German
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    Nietzsche, Friedrich (Wilhelm) (1844-1900), German philosopher, poet, and classical philologist, who was one of the most provocative and influential thinkers of the 19 th century. "In addition to the influence of Greek culture, particularly the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, Nietzsche was influenced by German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, by the theory of evolution, and by his friendship with German composer Richard Wagner. Nietzsche's first major work, Die Ge burt der Trag"o die aus de...
  • Nietzsche Beyond Good And Evi
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    Master morality and Slave Morality Master morality is so named because it was created by the ruling class, the distinguished, the aristocrats, and it essentially considers strength, power, and bravery to be "good." The "good" was created out of an affirmation and pride of their own power and honor. Additional attributes of those bearing the stamp of master morality are having a hard heart, being egotistical, intolerant and of distinguished origin, as well as emerging from a life of solitude. Tho...
  • Russian Fatalism One Nietzsche Resentment
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    A Portrait Of Friedrich Nietzsche Should human beings be defined simply by their genetics or heritage? This is a question that pains many philosophers including Friedrich Nietzsche, who is the author of Ecce Homo. In his book Nietzsche goes through implicate measures to emphasize that human beings cannot merely be defined by their genetics or national origin. According to Nietzsche, it is how we live that characterizes us. In fact, there is a specific issue in his book that thoroughly discuss an...
  • Friedrich Nietzsche Bentley One Wagner
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    Friedrich Nietzsche Some call Friedrich Nietzsche the father of the Nazi party. Was Nietzsche's ideas twisted and warped by a needy country? Nietzsche himself despised the middle and lower class people. Was it Nietzsche's Will to Power theory that spawned one of the greatest patriotic movements of the twentieth century? These are some of the questions I had when first researching Friedrich Nietzsche for the following paper. Friedrich Nietzsche, at one time called 'the arch enemy of Christianity'...
  • Friedrich Nietzche Nietzsche Work Nietzsches
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    Friedrich Nietzche was born in Rocket. He spent much of his time alone, reading the Bible. Nietzsches father died in 1849. The young man withdrew deeper into religion. Friedrich received a scholarship to Schulpforta, an elite predatory school with only 200 students, in October 1858. The scholarship as intended to fund Nietzsches training for the clergy. His mother, Fran ziska, and his young sister, Elizabeth, are dedicated to Friedrich success, certain of his future. At the age of 18, Nietzsche...
  • Nietzsche The Man Means To An End
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    Nietzsche Nietzsche on Religion: Rhetorical Devices In Twilight of the Idols Nietzsche discusses his views on Christianity, other philosophers, and authors of his time. Nietzsche's main focus, however, is on Christianity and how its actions and views are means to an end. He uses eloquent diction that sometimes loses the reader (he makes up for his articulate word usage with elementary sentences which describe his views very efficiently) along with syntax which is very informal - for the time - t...
  • Nietzsche And Hobbes Human Nature
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    How are the philosophies of Nietzsche and Hobbes different on topics of Christianity, Human Nature, and Morality. The philosophies of Nietzsche and Hobbes are radically different, Hobbes philosophy is dominated by loyalty to the crown, riddled with references to the Christian scriptures, and a belief that life is nasty, brutish, and short (Leviathan, 133); while Nietzsches philosophy was dominated by the pessimistic Schopenhauer, a belief that the human race was a herd, and that God is dead (Thu...
  • Nietzsche Death Of God
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    In 1859 Charles Darwin offered a theory that seemed to disprove the longstanding explanation of the origin of existence. Darwin's theory of evolution proposes a convincing argument that the universe was not created for a purpose, with intention, by a conscious God, but rather, was a phenomenon of random change. Friedrich Nietzsche articulated the gravity of the affect of Darwin's theory on society. He said that when Darwin published the theory of evolution people stopped believing in God. Nietzs...
  • Nietzsche's Superman Idea Hitler World
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    Though when most people think of superheroes they think of the type with super powers, the original idea of the 'superman' was developed by Friedrich Nietzsche in the 1800 s. The ubermensch (literally overman in German) never had extra-ordinary powers and wasn't developed as the protector of man. Instead, the superman is a person who has overcome all the flaws of mankind and is essentially 'perfect.' This idea, though it was thought of as an ideal goal that all people should strive for, has almo...
  • Nietzsche God Is Dead
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    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 hampers one's will to power....
  • Nietzsche Life Philosophers World
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    Who is Friedrich Nietzsche Can a man born in 1844 really tell us anything of relevance in the twenty-first century To simply say Nietzsche was a German philosopher would be an injustice let's stay clear of labels, I'll simply describe Nietzsche as a man with an incredible metal penetration of situations covering all walks of life Friedrich Nietzsche challenged the foundations of traditional morality and Christianity. He believed in life, creativity, health, and the realities of the world we live...
  • Idea Nietzsche Holbach Man
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    Philosophy " Man's life is a line that nature commands him to describe upon the surface of the Earth without ever being able to swerve from it, even for an instant... His organization does in nowise depend upon himself, his ideas come to him involuntarily, his habits are in the power of those who cause him to contract them... He is good or bad, happy or miserable, wise or foolish, reasonable or irrational, without his will being for anything in these various states." -D'Holbach I believe D'Holba...
  • Nietzsche Slave Moral
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    On Nietzsche I think that the three questions that I will try to find answers are highly interconnected with each other and because of this reason, I will not answer them separately. I will be answering them without order. First of all, from my interpretation of Nietzsche, modern humanity did not invent the idea of God. Rather the God had a functional role from his point of view. There is no doubt that, modern humanity had the idea of God, but in my opinion, this idea was like a heritage to the ...
  • Superman And The Little Pastor
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    Superman and the little pastor Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Rudiger Safranski 412 pp, Granta, 25 Zarathustra's Secret by Joachim Kohler 278 pp, Yale, 19. 95 No single adjective captures the rich, strange genius of Friedrich Nietzsche. Enigmatic, vatic, emphatic, passionate, sometimes absurd, occasionally nauseating, and often breathtakingly insightful, his works together make a unique statement in the literature of European ideas. His life was no less extraordinary than his work, alth...
  • Human Behaviour Nietzsche Individual Freud
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    The enlightenment of the 18 th century celebrated an optimistic atmosphere in Europe, society believing that this new 'age of reason' would ultimately transform all aspects of their lives for the better. Nearly two centuries later this optimism had faded into a modern cynicism, as enlightenment ideals began to attract heavy criticism and society was propelled into modernity. Modernity was characterised by ideals of human irrationality and interiority, effectively contradicting the very foundatio...
  • Nietzsche's Morality Herd Instinct
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    In A Nietzsche Reader, Nietzsche's views on morality are outlined. Although his ideas are bold and pointed, they also are at times contradictory. Many of his concepts and arguments are more thought provoking than practical. It would be a difficult task to maintain a strong set of ethics, while at the same time be a true follower of Nietzsche. Not only would it be difficult because of the wide variation in the way he defines morality, but it would also be difficult to find the median between the ...