Unformatted text preview: Will of man to find himself guilty no way to repent. Asceticism = negation/denial of self to live eternally Life is turned against itself = an effort to take control over life = trying to get to tree of life. Only through death is there eternal life goal of life = death. Nazi’s death camps = philosophy of death Ascetic life = a self-contradiction Wants to be lord over life itself Pleasure sought in “un-selfing” = a will to nothingness = aversion of life But the perverse will - man would much rather will nothingness than not will. This is a response to meaninglessness. Man is bothered that he suffers Human beings have problems accepting this – they invent figure of God, who has a plan. Suffer, to attain eternal life Theodicy = explains suffering Nietzsche he should take life as it’s given....
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- Fall '07
- Suffering, Core issues in ethics, nothingness poisonous sense