Nietzsche - German and English and other examples such as...

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ETHICS Nietzsche tells us that the true morality must build from the immediate sense of power that all people feel within themselves. We must be true to nature; if we are not, then we have not been truly moral. However, nature is not rational or predictable, It is simply a will to power. It is a “savage contest of strength”, where the strong triumph over the weak. If you want to be truly moral, in Nietzsche’s eyes you must accept the values that enhance the will for power in society. There are many “ethical” teachings that try to suppress the will to power, and hide what Nietzsche calls the “hard facts of existence”. These include religious teachings such as Christianity and Judaism, culture teachings from people such as the
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Unformatted text preview: German and English, and other examples such as philosophers, scientists, and women. The concept of turning the other cheek, and the meek and mild reaping rewards in Heaven is particularly contrary to Nietzsche’s teaching. He believes that these sermons are really a cover for hypocritical clergymen to seek power, and in Nietzsche’s eyes, this is not being true to the straightforward teachings of the will to power. The concept of reason, too, is overly-elevated in Christian and philosophical lifestyles. The essence of humans, Nietzsche tells us, is not reason, but rather will. Reason is supposed to facilitate the drive for power....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ETHICS 2010 taught by Professor William during the Fall '07 term at Western Michigan.

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