A review of an excerpt from twilight of nietzsches idols

Nietzsche resists the hedonistic doctrine that pleasure and pain lie at the basis of all value claims, which would be the most natural way to defend such a presupposition.

Thus, Nietzsche argues, we are faced with a difficult, long term restoration project in which the most cherished aspects of our way of life must be ruthlessly investigated, dismantled, and then reconstructed in healthier form—all while we continue somehow to sail the ship of our common ethical life on the high seas.

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A review of an excerpt from twilight of nietzsches idols

Pity would seem to have a more negative connotation, in that it is a suffering-with that does not achieve anything; a waste of emotional energy toward those who are beyond help, in other words. In Section 7, Nietzsche writes: InNietzsche wrote the polemic On the Genealogy of Morality.

This strand of thought continues to receive strong emphasis in recent interpretations—see, e. To what extent can truth endure incorporation? Everything that is born of weakness. By that time Nietzsche appeared fully in the grip of a serious mental illness, and his mother Franziska decided to transfer him to a clinic in Jena under A review of an excerpt from twilight of nietzsches idols direction of Otto Binswanger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

From the above argument, it is easier to understand how Nietzsche claims that the subjugated Jews transformed their once yes-saying God into the nay-saying God of ressentiment and hatred. Inhe began to attend Domgymnasium in Naumburg. Nietzsche also met Franz Overbecka professor of theology who remained his friend throughout his life.

Not only do standard moral commitments lack a foundation we thought they had, but stripped of their veneer of unquestionable authority, they prove to have been not just baseless but positively harmful. Overbeck and Gast decided to withhold publishing The Antichrist and Ecce Homo because of their more radical content.

In the First Treatise, Nietzsche takes up the idea that moral consciousness consists fundamentally in altruistic concern for others.

Nietzsche saw his own writings as "completely buried and unexhumeable in this anti-Semitic dump" of Schmeitzner—associating the publisher with a movement that should be "utterly rejected with cold contempt by every sensible mind".

But Nietzsche is just as invested in the first-order evaluative point that what makes a life admirable includes its aesthetic features. The Christian conception of God--God as god of the sick, God as a spider, Godas spirit--is one of the most corrupt conceptions of the divine ever attained onearth.

Nietzsche thought it was the job of philosophers to create such values BGEso readers have long and rightly expected to find an account of value creation in his works. Born is surely right that there must be epistemological consequences for historiography in the light of this event, which he plausibly explicates as the collapse of belief in an absolute guarantor of truth and value.

Moreover, since the drives and affects that constitute it are individuated largely in terms of what and how they represent, the psychology needed to investigate the soul must be an interpretive, and not merely and strictly a causal, form of inquiry see Pippin Aside from its instrumental support for these other projects, Nietzsche pursues psychological inquiry for its own sake, and apparently also for the sake of the self-knowledge that it intrinsically involves GM III, 9; GS Pref.

But above all, at his core Neitchze believed in the virtue of struggle and hardship to attain intrinsic happiness. He wore a signet ring bearing the Radwan coat of armstraceable back to Polish nobility of medieval times [] and the surname "Nicki" of the Polish noble szlachta family bearing that coat of arms.

The strongest natures retain the type, the weaker ones help to advance it. For this alone is fitting for a philosopher. In this way, Nietzsche sees the Jews as cunningly having found a way to regain power over their oppressors psychologically by shaming them with the use of the language of good and evil.

Unfortunately, the moralization of our lives has insidiously attached itself to genuine psychological needs—some basic to our condition, others cultivated by the conditions of life under morality—so its corrosive effects cannot simply be removed without further psychological damage.

Overbeck travelled to Turin and brought Nietzsche to a psychiatric clinic in Basel. One obvious route to such a value system, though far from the only one, is for the moralist to identify a set of drives and desires that people are bound to have—perhaps rooted in their human or animal nature—and to condemn those as evil; anti-sensualist forms of asceticism follow this path.

This critique is very wide-ranging; it aims to undermine not just religious faith or philosophical moral theory, but also many central aspects of ordinary moral consciousness, some of which are difficult to imagine doing without e. Malwida von Meysenbug remained like a motherly patron even outside the Wagner circle.

Steiner abandoned the attempt after only a few months, declaring that it was impossible to teach her anything about philosophy. Oehler wrote an entire book, Friedrich Nietzsche und die Deutsche Zukunft, dealing with Nietzsche and his connection to nationalism specifically National Socialism and anti-Semitism, using quotes from Human, All Too Human, though out of context.

Significantly, the opposition here is not just the one emphasized in The Birth of Tragedy—that the substantive truth about the world might be disturbing enough to demand some artistic salve that helps us cope.

Inafter a significant decline in health, Nietzsche had to resign his position at Basel. The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. However, in Marchwhile jumping into the saddle of his horse, Nietzsche struck his chest against the pommel and tore two muscles in his left side, leaving him exhausted and unable to walk for months.

This argument seems to ring true in many ways, but it is nevertheless based on the psychological presupposition that human beings are always seeking power and mastery over others, or in other words, that they are always exerting their "will to power," as Nietzsche calls it.

However, this psychological analysis seems to present a scenario that is at least conceivable--especially more so than the idea of an immaculate conception and a resurrection. Soon Nietzsche made contact with the music-critic Carl Fuchs.

But the first section itself is not simply one long aphorism. His account thereby contributes to the constitutivist strategy in ethics pioneered by Christine Korsgaard and David VellemanWas Nietzsche making fun of the military mindset when he said “That which does not kill me, makes me stronger”?

as is clearly evidenced in this excerpt from "The Wanderer and His Shadow" (the third section of At the end of the Twilight of the Idols he closes with the following paragraph which pretty much sums up his whole thoughts. On his 44th birthday, after completing Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist, he decided to write the autobiography Ecce Homo.

In its preface—which suggests Nietzsche was well aware of the interpretive difficulties his work would generate—he declares, "Hear me! — Friedrich Nietzsche, KSA [60], taken from The Will to Power.

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols.

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