Ramble. Focus. Ramble.

Think like Nietzsche.

Like a hologram is made of many 2-D sketches, Nietzsche’s world view is made of many 2-D aphorisms. They hologram is complex and so is Nietzsche’s view of the world.

First chapter of Beyond Good and Evil asks 2 most important questions of Nietzsche’s philosophy.

Why choose truth over falsehood?

Why choose good over evil?

This makes us ask a few very important questions about Nietzsche. What is good and evil for Nietzsche and is he out of his mind to choose falsehood over truth. If you have only started reading Nietzsche, you will find he has some attention-seeking disorder. He is defying norms, and thinking beyond truth. I am not sure about ASD but he definitely is thinking beyond truth. He does not believe in absolute truth. The idea of an absolute truth is Platonic and religions are based on the idea of an absolute truth. Nietzsche cannot come to believe that the truth remains the same over time when he sees it change over time.

Consider adultery, it has come from a gigantic sin to ‘no-big-deal-at-all.’Does that not sound funny to you?
So, it was evil once and now it is not-so-evil or a tolerated evil. Men fighting to kill was entertainment once and now it is Gunnah-e-Kabeera.

To be a person is to be a perspective says Nietzsche and somehow philosophers have kept themselves occupied in determining the absolute truth by eradicating perspective. There is no absolute truth, there is only the will to power. And the will to power is ever-changing, ever-shifting and struggling. At last, it needs to be turned inwards so one can over come their personal assumptions and prejudices.

Struggle of the will to power will make you the ubermench because you know God is dead.


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This entry was posted on August 6, 2012 by in Philosophy and tagged , , , .
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