The Morality of Nietzsche Analytical Essay by brandon123

The Morality of Nietzsche
Examines the views of morality held by the philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.
# 59276 | 3,350 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jun 15, 2005 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (Ethics) , Ethics (General)

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The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche has been one of the most misunderstood and contorted value systems in history and what he considered to be a 'prelude to a philosophy of the future.' Nietzsche was a tragic and skeptical figure, as well as a narcissist. He was a desolate observer in the corner, 'trapped in his head,' watching the progression of humanity drive towards an apocalyptic nightmare. Using a multitude of original sources, this paper illustrates the thoughts of Friedrich Nietzsche and his view on ethics and morality.

Paper Outline
Prelude: Life and Attack upon Christianity
Epigrams and Interludes
The Will to Power
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"Kaufman notes that the best way in which one can define the ethical or moral code of Friedrich Nietzsche is that, "Such a code could not place restraint on the individual and would have to permit him to act on impulse." Nietzsche was deconstructing morality, as opposed to constructing. In fact, his entire argument against morality is that it has been constructed. Nonetheless, it appears to me that a moral code of Nietzsche would also entail the individual's inherent responsibility to sublimate impulses in order to overcome oneself at some point in the individual's life."

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