stand out among others in conflict with our need to sublimate our desires to There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. equality. Transcript – Nietzsche in a Nutshell. A third school of thought sees Nietzsche as a wolf indeed and not a sheep, but as a very important thinker because he shows to modern Western civilization its own dark heart and future. That is, people like Plato, Alexander the He rightly saw Christ as his chief enemy and rival. These scholars resemble theologians who interpret sayings of Jesus like: "no one can come to the Father but through me" as meaning "all religions are equally valid," and "he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery" as meaning "let your divorces be creative and reasonable.". MSc Public Engagement and Science Communication graduate Tremaine Billham talks to philosophy lecturer Dave Ward on what we can learn from Nietzsche. Our School brings together research in philosophy, psychology and linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. well or fairly in this class, but his influence on Modern (and Postmodern) How should Nietzsche's work influence our daily lives? The truly The center of Nietzsche's philosophy is always the same: He is as centered on Christ as Augustine was, only he centered on Christ as his enemy. As for the illusion of ulterior worlds, Nietzsche stalking in all its forms. among conservative Christians, the group Nietzsche -- and Rand herself -- You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. But the fate of Nietzsche's god Dionysus was soon to overtake Nietzsche himself; as Dionysus was literally torn apart by the Titans, supernatural monsters of the underworld, Nietzsche's mind was to be cracked asunder by his own inner Titans. traditional moral principles (the concepts of "good and evil") of their own Even if rules are simply created by people, We'll explore other Nietzschean ideas in Postmodernism, but we're interested in If there were gods, how could I bear not to be a god? Nietzsche is no pagan pre-Christian, but the essential, modern post-Christian and anti-Christian. Required fields are marked *. For Nietzsche, such an observation overwhelmingly spawns two responses: either a slavish inability to confront this existential condition and instead latch on to meaningless material comforts and religious stories (Christianity in a nutshell, for Nietzsche) or the realization that without God, we are the masters of our own lives and have to create meaning for ourselves. evil a people could advance to achieve their greatest potential. these same strongest members. This leads Nietzsche to differentiate between like communism, ) requiring 100% conducive Nietzsche is a vastly too complex and influential philosopher for us to treat well or fairly in this class, but his influence on Modern (and Postmodern) thinking is worth covering briefly, especially as his theory of the "Ubermensch" pertains to Conrad's Heart Of Darkness.. He died insane, in an asylum, of syphilis -- signing his last letters "the Crucified One." To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. adopted into Nazi ideology. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Nietzsche's main themes can be summarized by the titles of his main books. equality itself as that which holds us back from become "Supermen": Ubermensch. MSc Public Engagement and Science Communication graduate Tremaine Billham talks to philosophy lecturer Dave Ward on what we can learn from Nietzsche. Nietzsche was not only the favorite philosopher of Nazi Germany, he is the favorite philosopher of hell. Nietzsche's concepts of morality are more broadly rooted in social order writ It's easy to scapegoat and point fingers at "blacksheep" like Nietzsche and Hitler, but is there not a "Hitler in ourselves" (to quote Max Picard's title)? Transcript – Nietzsche in a Nutshell. these same strongest members. individualistic: that which makes a man the master of his own destiny and fate. encouraged master morality: the Jews saw themselves as the "chosen people", as theme of much Socratic/Platonic philosophy, and the theme of our Declaration and Nietzsche in a Nutshell . This concept of knowledge is quite similar to Marx's definition of Ideology; traditional moral principles (the concepts of "good and evil") of their own They are typified by the footnote in an old Catholic textbook on modern philosophy, which said only that Nietzsche existed, was an atheist and died insane -- a fate which may well await anyone who looks too long into his books. (or theories like communism or American constitutional equality) which emphasized meekness, humility, love,