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Unformatted text preview: Nietzsche believed that nihilism must be overcome to have a foundation for humanity to strive upon. According to Nietzsches definition of nihilism above, nihilism cant be the downfall of man. Man wasnt losing the will to achieve goals. Man was making it easier to accomplish the same goals. The same amount of work was being done just by alternate means. This idea is supported mathematically and scientifically. Whether a machine or a human does the work it all equals out. People may be getting lazy, to make up for this new inventions are being constructed. Man is not headed towards, the will to nothingness. Mans strive to make life easier in this sense is actually thwarting nihilism. The will of man to make life easier is allowing him to come up with new ideas and continue to modernize. Nietzsche has his ideas about the effect of nihilism on Europe and modern mankind in general backwards....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GP 100 taught by Professor Mekios during the Fall '08 term at Stonehill.
- Fall '08