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On Friedrich Nietzsche"s response to the problem of Nihilism

David Noel O"Mahony

On Friedrich Nietzsche"s response to the problem of Nihilism

by David Noel O"Mahony

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Published by University College Dublin in Dublin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich, -- 1844-1900.,
  • Nihilism (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby David O"Mahony.
    ContributionsUniversity College Dublin. Department of Philosophy.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(5), xi, 108, (3)p. ;
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17397889M

    Granted, the question makes two assumptions: 1) That people read philosophy 2) That people read Friedrich Nietzsche. It also makes the assumption that the person making these assumptions somehow has the one true understanding and proper interpretation of Nietzsche. Since Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophers have grappled with the question of how to respond to nihilism. Nihilism, often seen as a derogative term for a 'life-denying', destructive and perhaps most.

      Get a FREE membership video!Subscribe to our Newsletter. The following is a transcript of this video. We have reached the final lecture in this series on nihilism. In the last lecture we learned that while Nietzsche saw nihilism as a disease, for those he characterized as active nihilists, nihilism presents an opportunity to greatly improve one’s life.   However, the problem was not always the inspiration itself, but keeping that inspiration at a high level for a long period of time. So, I started using cool sentences from those non-technical books to create mini-mantras, which in turn would boost my inspiration in my day-to-day work.

      If herd morality becomes too effective in bringing down all that is higher and extraordinary – nihilism will creep over the world. Without the higher values embodied by the higher men, creativity, works of astounding beauty, and the capacity to strive for ideals, will be absent. Posted in Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosophy, Videos Tagged. By Keith Preston Friedrich Nietzsche () The following is excerpted from The Radical Tradition: Philosophy, Metapolitics & the Conservative Revolution, edited by Troy Southgate (Primordial Traditions, ) Among the many great and enormously influential thinkers of the 19th century, it is Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche () who arguably stands the highest in terms of possessing.


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On Friedrich Nietzsche"s response to the problem of Nihilism by David Noel O"Mahony Download PDF EPUB FB2

Describing nihilism isn't the same as advocating nihilism, so is there any sense in which Nietzsche did the latter. As a matter of fact, he could be described as a nihilist in a normative sense because he regarded the "death of God" as being ultimately a good thing for society.

As mentioned above, Nietzsche believed that traditional moral values, and in particular those stemming from. Definition of Nihilism Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.

Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value. Nihilism, according to Nietzsche, is the most extreme form. The quality of the discussion rivals that found in Bernard Reginster's The On Friedrich Nietzsches response to the problem of Nihilism book of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism (Harvard University Press, ).

The book, which emerged from a series of university lectures, is also designed to introduce the problem of nihilism in Nietzsche's writings and European history more generally. The following text is Evola’s Preface to his translation of Robert Reininger’s Friedrich Nietzsches Kampf um den Sinn des Lebens [Nietzsche’s Struggle for the Meaning of Life] () as Nietzsche e il senso della vita [Nietzsche and the Meaning of Life] (Rome: Giovanni Volpe, ) Among the very many books written on Nietzsche.

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.

A popular philosopher of modern times has been Friedrich Nietzsche. Particularly, due to his beliefs concerning nihilism. For those unaware, nihilism is defined as “the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.” Some out there may find solace in this idea as it leaves no fault in those facing a.

Friedrich Nietzsche - Friedrich Nietzsche - Nietzsche’s mature philosophy: Nietzsche’s writings fall into three well-defined periods. The early works, The Birth of Tragedy and the four Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen (; Untimely Meditations), are dominated by a Romantic perspective influenced by Schopenhauer and Wagner.

The middle period, from Human, All-Too-Human up to The Gay Science. Friedrich Nietzsche was a 19th century philosopher who exerted a massive influence on the path of academic thought that arguably shaped the late-modern and postmodern eras. Nietzsche is unique in that he doesn't align to any philosophical tradition.

His ideas are so foundational that it is common for his philosophy to be used as a basis for ideologies that couldn't be more different from each. Death of God and nihilism The statement God is dead, occurring in several of Nietzsche's works (notably in The Gay Science), has become one of his best-known the basis of it, most commentators regard Nietzsche as an atheist; others (such as Kaufmann) suggest that this statement reflects a more subtle understanding of divinity.

Nihilism (/ ˈ n aɪ (h) ɪ l ɪ z əm, ˈ n iː-/; from Latin: nihil, lit. 'nothing') refers to a number of different views in philosophy, all of which express some form of philosophical pessimism about the nature of human life. Different forms of nihilism hold variously that human values are baseless, that life is meaningless, that knowledge is impossible, or that some set of entities does.

One notable exception is found in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche (–), a 19th-century German thinker who was known for his unconventional approach to philosophy. One of Nietzsche's most famous ideas is that of eternal recurrence, which appears in the penultimate section of his book The Gay Science.

It’s been years since Friedrich Nietzsche declared: “God is Dead” (or Gott ist tot, in German), giving philosophy students a collective headache that’s lasted from the 19th century. Passive nihilism signifies the end of an era, while active nihilism ushers in something new. Nietzsche considers nihilism not as an end, but as a means ultimately to the revaluation of values.

He stresses repeatedly that nihilism is a ‘transitional stage’. Passive nihilism is symptomatic of decreased, declined, receded power of the spirit(2). This book is a thorough study of Nietzsches thoughts on nihilism, the history of the concept, the different ways in which he tries to explain his ideas on nihilism, the way these ideas were received in the 20th century, and, ultimately, what these ideas should mean to us.

It begins with an exploration of how we can understand the strange. Introduction: Nihilism and the Will to Knowledge The Philosophical Significance of Nietzsche's Attack on Socratism. The Birth of Tragedy and the Concept of Culture. The Problem of Socrates. The Concept of Culture: Authority and Obedience.

The Question of Aesthetic Justification. One of the most famous philosophical book of the last years was published in Even the most unfamiliar with philosophy have it in their library, or have at least heard about Thus Spoke che described it as his deepest philosophical work, the most representative reflection of his thinking and vision, referring to the issue of the death of God and Übermensch‘s.

By treating genealogical method as a response to this threat, he shows how Nietzsche's defense of individualism, his conception of history, and his commitment to truth reinforce one another.

On this reading, Nietzsche's more properly ethical concerns lie Reviews: 1. Upon her arrival in Germany inFörster-Nietzsche found her brother an invalid, cared for by their mother. After a lifetime of health problems, Nietzsche had had a nervous breakdown in His work had already been published and, although he was a recluse, Nietzsche was becoming a famous philosopher throughout Europe.

Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most misinterpreted philosophers the world has ever seen. His incomparable, fierce literary style and tenacious will to question all orthodox beliefs and institutions have captivated and perplexed readers for over a century.

I hesitate to share a list of quotations from his work, knowing full well that without the proper context, it is easy to misapprehend. 2, words. Translated by Bruno Cariou. Editor’s Note. The following text is Evola’s Preface to his translation of Robert Reininger’s Friedrich Nietzsches Kampf um den Sinn des Lebens [Nietzsche’s Struggle for the Meaning of Life] () as Nietzsche e il senso della vita [Nietzsche and the Meaning of Life] (Rome: Giovanni Volpe, ).

Among the very many books written on Nietzsche. Inthe famous German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche published a book entitled Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Also sprach Zarathustra). This philosophical treatise dealt with many of Nietzsche's.Early years.

Nietzsche’s home was a stronghold of Lutheran piety. His paternal grandfather had published books defending Protestantism and had achieved the ecclesiastical position of superintendent; his maternal grandfather was a country parson; his father, Carl Ludwig Nietzsche, was appointed pastor at Röcken by order of King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia, after whom Friedrich Nietzsche.Take a look at the wiki page on nihilism, it's quite informative: Nietzsche's relation to the problem of nihilism is a complex one.

He approaches the problem of nihilism as deeply personal, stating that this predicament of the modern world is a problem that has "become conscious" in him.[35].