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Unformatted text preview: you’re close, will not harm you unprovoked; but, there are too many exceptions to this assumption to trust it. As pessimistic and hedonistic as it is, self-preservation and self-consideration are all someone can trust, if we truly cannot know anything but what is of our own minds. But, assuming the universality of the Will to Power is true, it would be foolish to sacrifice your feelings, wellbeing, dominance, or pleasures to placate someone else. How can one assume that everyone, or at least a majority of people, allows their own Will to Power to dictate their life? Being compassionate, helping others, maintaining order: all of these things are considered to be “good” and...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PHIL 301 taught by Professor Bonevac during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '08