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Utah Valley UniversityR. Bohannon MA.Phil-2050-007Fall Semester 2008Intoxication of the Will of ManFriedrich Nietzsche, excerpt from Twilight of the Idols: The Anti-Christ, translated by R. J. Hollingdale (Penguin Books, 1968). In Minch, M. & Weigel, C. (1stEd.) Living Ethics. (pp. 538-540). Belmont, CA. Wadsworth.According to Friedrich Nietzsche, for art to exist, one must become intoxicated within theactivity. He believes that no art happens before the heightened intoxication of the machine; which is drive of the beholder. This intoxication is the total immersion within one’s self and within the art being created. While sexual excitement above all else drives such intoxication; all strong emotions arise such as victory, failure, cruelty, destruction and excitement. It is an emotional journey and the art requires all of the emotions to come out in order to create.“The man in this condition transforms things until they mirror his power – until they are

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