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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844- 1890) Beyond Good and Evil
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The Free Spirit- “The Over man” Nietzsche’s attacks on Traditional Western Morality and the Christian Morality is the Morality of ‘Good and Evil’ Western Morality has been created based on two concepts: The Good has been defined with what is NOBLE, MIGHTY, HIGH PLACED, HIGH MINDED= USEFUL The Evil is the opposite of the good, and it has been identified with what is PLEBEIAN, LOW MINDED, BASE This distinction is at the base of the ‘modern sickness’
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Theoretical Framework of Nietzsche’ Philosophy The criticism of Christianity and the Death of God: Christianity has offered man an image of humanity based on weakness, docility and fragility. Christianity has divulged a series of contradictory, paradoxical and erroneous dogmas and principles. Christianity has contributed to spread “false hopes” about the existence of a “heavenly city” that diminish the value of life in the “earthly city.” There is a gap between the theory and the practice in Christianity.
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The Death of God & Nihilism Is a criticism on modern civilization, that occurs when man renounces to the fundamental beliefs and the values and principles derived from the idea of God. Nietzsche’s radical claim affirms the condition of man, who is willing to confront the eradication of all values and accept NIHILISM. Nihilism: Negative Nihilism: it represents the absence of values that have suffocated life. Positive Nihilism: it represents the state from which man embraces life and reality as totality, without prejudices and false beliefs. This condition give rise to the notion of the man who transcends or “over-man”
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In Nietzsche’s opinion, Christianity has expended its last benefits and no longer carries us to the heights, but weighs us down, preventing us from newer, greater achievements. This is one of the subtexts behind his pronouncement that "God is
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