Nietzsche - Nietzsche 11/14 Reason leads to Virtue. Be...

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Nietzsche 11/14 Reason leads to Virtue. Be virtuous, you will be happy N says, yes it is possible to think that way, but let’s look at hidden meanings. When we see what it comes to, now we can decide if it is a positive description (the first step on the way toward decadence, denial of life, generation). Reason is supposed to rule over sensations, passions, and instinct. Is that really positive, is that really what we want? Why would someone want to deny their senses, passions? N says because they are weak, sick already. The only way for these individuals to be successful and happy is for them to dominate with their cleverness and reason. You must express your will to power; it is a constant in your life. N casting doubt on idea that this is path to progress. Mill thinks we need to be tolerant, promote diversity, free expression, collectivism. Errors where Reason = Virtue = Happiness - Confusing cause w/ effect - Cause: Happiness in denial, denying themselves certain pleasures - Weak constitution satisfied in laying low, asceticism- effect (not the cause is what N is saying) - Socrates was admired for being an ascetic - To affirm struggles, pain that accompanies worthwhile achievements
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