Essays Tagged: "Nietzsche"

Plato vs. Nietzche

short paer on some views of Plato and Nietzche needs more examples, explanationsPlato Vs. Nietzsche: The Nature of GoodPlato and Nietzsche have opposing views on the nature of good. Plato, a ... e perfect version of Good for all people, whether they are rich or poor, powerful or weak. However, Nietzsche believes in the relative nature of good. He thinks that the meaning of good can be differe ...

(2 pages) 212 0 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Two brands of nihilism

As philosopher and poet Nietzsche's work is not easily conformable to thetraditional schools of thought within philosophy. H ... ththe role of religion and values penetrates much of his work. Contrary to the traditionbefore him, Nietzsche launches vicious diatribes against Christianity and the dualisticphilosophies he finds ess ... sentially life denying. Despite his early tutelage under the influenceof Schopenhauer's philosophy, Nietzsche later philosophy indicates a refusal to castexistence as embroiled in pessimism but, inste ...

(6 pages) 138 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The similarties between Nietzsche and Frueds Views on the Unconscious

f our unconscious minds, separate butyet inside the mind inhabiting one equal plane. Then there was Nietzsche (1844-1900) whoformulated his own theories about the sub-conscious. His ideas were based o ... nscious id, and ego areanalogous to the idea on the Apollonian and Dionysian duality's presented by Nietzsche.'The division of the psychical into what is conscious and what is unconscious is thefundam ...

(7 pages) 178 2 3.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

What are three types of history according to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche? And what are some advantages and disadvantages of these three types?

Three types of history according to Nietzsche are monumental, antiquarian, and critical. Monumental history tells us how to act in the p ... , building identity as individuals but also collective in tradition and religion. On page 20 and 21 Nietzsche also talks about the disadvantages of such history. Antiquarian history allows no growth; ... no growth; it is conservative and reduces life to knowledge. The last type of history according to Nietzsche is critical. It is Nietzsche's favorite history because its for the Rebel and its for the ...

(1 pages) 52 0 3.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Nietzsche's Three Histories

According to Nietzsche there are three types of history. It is important to understand these distinct types of hi ... istakes and those of their company. We, as humans, are not happy because we cannot forget. So, when Nietzsche explains these three types of history he does not fully address the shortcomings of each.T ...

(3 pages) 53 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Truth from Plaro and the Nietzsche's perspectives.

the great deal of philosophers for centuries and still being thougt on to find an answer.Plato and Nietzsche are of those philosophers searching for truth in different perspectives.The basic question ... he form of the idea in your mind. It is the chair-ness, corresponding to have the nature of a chair.Nietzsche is not interested in finding the definition of truth but believes that there are more inte ...

(6 pages) 122 0 1.8 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Plato's understanding of what the essence of knowledge.

PLATO AND NIETZSCHEWhen people are born, they do not know the difference between right and wrong. Plato is a p ... the child was not looking at the object that the mother pointed, he was looking at something white.Nietzsche believes that the physical world with its laws is all that there is and there is no real " ... represents the goodness. The goodness is the knowledge, thus it is the supreme science.According to Nietzsche, the human being is free because all his own values flow from his own will. Value is a mat ...

(6 pages) 256 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

"Theory is created at the expense of Art". Does this statement present an accurate description of the central claim advanced by Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy?

at " theory is created at the expense of art " is certainly a clearly discernable assertion made by Nietzsche. That said there are a myriad of other premises and claims within Birth of Tragedy that ca ... ctor of proofs, wretchedly blinded by the dust of his tomes and by printing errors.Is, according to Nietzsche, the result of a human existence devoid of the conscious experience of his own tragedy. It ...

(10 pages) 80 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Un homme sans passé peut-il être un homme libre ?

ans passé peut-il être un homme libre ?* Dans la philosophie moderne, c'est sans doute Nietzsche qui a le plus accusé le passé de stériliser l'être humain. Ce q ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

`Why did Charlemagne accept the imperial title?' Science vs Religion

s the offspring of the Industrial Revolution; it was the home of Darwin and Marx; and, according to Nietzsche's `Madman' in the marketplace, it was the scene of a cultural assassination: `God is dead. ...

(10 pages) 65 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Nietszche's view on art.

ility to create order or disorder. This means that artists have responsibilities. As a philosopher, Nietzsche tried to change to world with his prose by discussing societal values and ascetics. Howeve ... ve poetry. Regardless on who had a bigger impact on the world, the power of art can be pretty scary.Nietzsche treated art as something higher than ordinary, mass-conventional logic and rationality suc ...

(3 pages) 49 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

God and The Good Itself

comes to be and passes away (104). It is this idea that we are all trying to achieve, immortality. Nietzsche, on the other hand, believes that appealing to the eternal is to reject what is historical ... good. In comparison to God or the Good Itself nothing is good because God is so much better (354). Nietzsche, however, believes that appealing to the eternal would be to reject history (1083). He fee ...

(12 pages) 132 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Nietzsche on Knowledge and Truth: Excerpt from the Gay Science

Nietzsche's explanation of the origin of knowledge is one that deduces most attempts to error and mi ... explanation of the origin of knowledge is one that deduces most attempts to error and misdirection. Nietzsche begins his account by attacking all past endeavours of intellect by asserting that, "over ... ill being of a free nature. These are the foundations of his explanation of the origin of knowledge.Nietzsche's definition of truth will be considered now, as it is used to progress his argument. As w ...

(2 pages) 68 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Malcom X and Nietzschean Principles

Malcolm X's life, as much as I would like to deny it, has a striking congruency with some Nietzschean principles. Going from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, the man ... El-Shabazz, the man most famously known as Malcolm X experienced similar metamorphoses found within Nietzsche's path to overman. Malcolm X willed himself to overcome all prejudices and become great. I ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Apperances and Illusions (Ttuth according to Plato and Nietzsche)

round them. The concepts of truth and real being were two of the most crucial issues that Plato and Nietzsche, two of these curious philosophers, had tried to explain during their times. Both Plato an ... eir environment; however they practiced different methods and made different conclusions. Plato and Nietzsche tried to find out the bases that lie under those perceptions, and they went into deeper le ...

(6 pages) 90 1 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Dangers of Objectification

solutist. These various terms are used to classify an individual according to his moral philosophy. Nietzsche has an important objection to these simplistic definitions. "Shall we still speak this way ... nt objection to these simplistic definitions. "Shall we still speak this way today? May we do so?" (Nietzsche 463) There are difficulties in this simplistic approach to classifying an individual. The ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Freud and Nietzsche - An Account For The Role Of Memory In Our Lives

henomenon, without reducing one to the other. Reading Freud's account of melancholia in relation to Nietzsche's account of historical illness can help enhance the understanding one derives from each i ... to terms with the separation, the experience ultimately making one stronger and urging one forward.Nietzsche believes that history is also something that individuals and groups must use to move forwa ...

(5 pages) 55 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

What does Nietzsche mean by the Eternal Return? Explore with reference to Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

In this essay I aim to examine Nietzsche's concept of the Eternal Return and show how it is fundamentally linked to his other main ... and the Will to Power. I will do this by examining the Eternal Return as it appears in a number of Nietzsche's works as well as concentrating on the role of the Eternal Return in relation to the Supe ... s in order to gather a range of views on the subject (see bibliography for detailed references).In 'Nietzsche's Case', Heidegger is cited as claiming; 'Nietzsche's fundamental metaphysical position is ...

(13 pages) 101 0 2.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"Muy Contento" de Ana María Matute: El Tema de Existencialismo

filósofos que eran primeros para aceptar las ideas de existencialismo estaban Pascal, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, y Heidegger.Sartre, un filósofo francés, dio el significado a la palabra "existencia ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Religious iconography in 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald

n' at Me"There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He." - Nietzsche This is the state to which religion had fallen by the turn of the 20th century. The ...

(4 pages) 14 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald