The Will To Power

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141195363
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Assembled by Nietzsche's sister after his death, The Will to Power is a collection of the philosopher's reflections and theories taken from his unpublished notebooks. Covering topics such as nihilism, Christianity, morality and the famous 'will to power', the book was controversially presented as Nietzsche's all-but-completed magnum opus containing his philosophical system. Including some of his most interesting metaphysical and epistemological thoughts, as well as some of his most disturbing ethical and political comments, the book would prove to have a significant influence on Nietzsche's contentious reception in the twentieth century.

Nietzsche S Sister And The Will To Power

Author: Carol Diethe
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252028267
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Elisabeth Frster-Nietzsche was two years younger than her brother, Friedrich Nietzsche, and outlived him by thirty-five years. In 1901, a year after Nietzsche's death, she published The Will to Power, a hasty compilation of writings he never intended for print. In Nietzche's Sister and the Will to Power, Carol Diethe contends that Frster-Nietzsche's own will to power and her desire to place herself, not her brother, at the center of cultural life in Germany are responsible for Nietzsche's reputation as a belligerent and proto-fascist thinker. During the latter part of her life, Frster-Nietzsche propagated and presided over a Nietzsche cult in Weimar Germany. Many intellectuals believed she had abetted her brother's legacy by bringing his publications to print. But, as Diethe claims, Frster-Nietzsche's well-known fascist and anti-Semitic ties, as well as her declaration that her brother would have supported the Germans in World War I, have marred Nietzsche's legacy and linked him to political campaigns and ideals he did not actually endorse. spirited and erudite biography examines why Elisabeth Frster-Nietzsche recklessly consorted with anti-Semites, from her own husband, Bernard Frster, to Hitler himself, out of convenience and a desire for revenge against a brother whose love for her waned after she had caused the collapse of his friendship with Lou Salom in 1882. In distilling the reasons Frster-Nietzsche betrayed and endangered the reputation of the man she loved best, the book examines the dynamics of their family, Nietzsche's dismissal of his sister's early writing career, and the effects of limited education on intelligent women. Diethe also plumbs the details of Frster-Nietzsche's brief marriage and her subsequent colonial venture in Paraguay, maintaining that her sporadic anti-Semitism was, like most things in her life, an expedient tool for cultivating personal success and status.

Nietzsche S Will To Power Naturalized

Author: Brian Lightbody
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498515789
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“The world viewed from the inside, the world defined and determined according to its “intelligible character”––it would be “will to power” and nothing else.” Cryptic passages like this one from section 36 of Beyond Good and Evil have been the source of much intrigue, speculation, and puzzlement in the Nietzschean secondary literature. This passage in particular along with many others, have sparked a slew of questions in recent decades such as: “What is the will to power? “Is will to power a metaphysical principle?” “Is it an empirical assertion?” “Or, is will to power merely a hypothesis that Nietzsche himself rejected?” Although asked ad nausea in the literature, the multitude of answers given to the above questions never seem to satisfy. In this book, Brian Lightbody shed light on Nietzsche’s most famous “esoteric” teaching by explaining what the will to power is and what it denotes. He then demonstrates how will to power may be naturalized in an attempt to show that the doctrine is epistemically and empirically defensible. Finally, he uses will to power as a philological key of sorts to unlock Nietzsche’s philosophy as a whole by showing that his ontology, epistemology, and ethics are only properly understood once a coherent naturalized rendering of will to power is produced.

Nietzsche The Will To Power As Art

Author: Martin Heidegger
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
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Part of a series of lectures, this work analyzes the philosophy of Heidegger as well as Nietzsche

Nietzsche S Mirror

Author: Linda L. Williams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0585385629
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Nietzsche's Mirror is an introduction to the development and scope of will power in Nietzsche's writings. After arguing that will to power is not metaphysical, it is shown how a non-metaphysical interpretation of will to power affects other major themes of Nietzsche's works, including the Ubermensch and the eternal recurrence.

Will To Power Nietzsche S Last Idol

Author: Jean-Etienne Joullié
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137363193
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The book proposes a critique of Nietzsche's works 'from within'. In doing so, it answers the continuing question asked by any reader of Nietzsche: Why did he decide not to write the major work he said he would write?

The Will To Power An Attempted Transvaluation Of All Values Vol Ii Books Iii And Iv

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447487508
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The will to power (German: der Wille zur Macht) is a prominent concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. The will to power describes what Nietzsche may have believed to be the main driving force in humans: achievement, ambition, the striving to reach the highest possible position in life; these are all manifestations of the will to power.

The Will To Power Volumes I And Ii

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Publisher: Digireads.Com
ISBN: 9781420935011
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First released in 1901, about one year after Nietzsche's death, "The Will to Power" is a collection of Nietzsche's unedited and unpublished writings. Though the title and all of the ideas are of the radical philosopher's own invention, the order and selection of Nietzsche's notebooks are due to the organization of his sister. As a result of his poor health, Nietzsche used his remaining energy to write a different work, leaving "The Will to Power" in the earliest stages of writing. The topics he explores vary widely and include nihilism, religion, morality, the theory of knowledge, and art. Some ideas are reflected in the works Nietzsche managed to complete in his lifetime, while others show his progression toward those ideas in his earlier life. Overall, "The Will to Power" is an opportunity to read the intellectual journaling of one of the nineteenth century's most brilliant thinkers.

Friedrich Nietzsche And The Will To Power

Author: Derek T. Daskalakes
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What follows will be an attempt to explore and move towards an assessment of Nietzsche's attempt at overcoming the Western metaphysical and nihilistic tradition, with particular emphasis given to the theory of will to power. I will endeavor to examine how Nietzsche understood the theory, and in what way he intended it as an address to metaphysics and the problem of nihilism. My discussion will draw on several critical accounts of Nietzsche's philosophy in an attempt to critically assess his theory of will to power. My ultimate aim will be to bring together the entirety of my examination in the form of a provisional assessment of will to power as an attempt to address the problem of nihilism by overcoming metaphysics. This introductory discussion is intended to provide the reader with a basic framework from which to approach the remainder of my examination. In Chapter One I will focus on developing Nietzsche's understanding of pre-Socratic Greek culture and thought, and the influence I understand it to have had on the development of will to power within his thought. Pre-Socratic Greece, for Nietzsche, represented a counter-example to the manner in which meaning is conceived by the Western metaphysical tradition, as well as the comportment of life within the world on the basis of such meaning. I will examine the Greek affirmation of immanence and corporeality on the basis of art as Nietzsche understands it to be expressed in Greek culture, Greek tragedy, the Greek deities Dionysus and Apollo, and relevant portions of the philosophy of Heraclitus. I will similarly develop his understanding of metaphysics and the inception of the Western metaphysical tradition through an examination of relevant portions of the philosophies of Anaximander, Socrates and Plato. This contrast is intended to develop a larger issue regarding Nietzsche's understanding of how meaning is developed and employed within pre-Socratic Greece and the Western metaphysical tradition as it is expressed in the relation between art and truth. My examination in Chapter One is intended to provide a context from which the reader can understand the development of will to power in Nietzsche's thought, as well as his application of it as a constructive theory of meaning. In Chapter Two I will attempt to develop the conceptual framework and philosophic import of will to power. I will begin by developing the following constellation of concepts as I perceive them to be constitutive of will to power: force, value and life. Furthermore, I will examine the way in which Nietzsche understood each concept to present a counter, or subversion, to the Western metaphysical tradition. I will then turn to examining the concepts will and power as separate and distinct terms in order to illustrate the manner in which Nietzsche attempts to transform their traditional meanings, as well as the significance intended in their unification as a singular term. I will then examine and elaborate upon will to power as a constructive theory of meaning, and the philosophic significance that obtains in relation to the Western metaphysical tradition. My purposes in Chapter Two will be to develop the specifics concerning will to power in an effort to establish a framework from which to discuss its application to the Western metaphysical tradition, to be held in the following chapter. In Chapter Three I will undertake a close examination of Nietzsche's intended application of will to power to the Western metaphysical tradition. I will begin by examining Nietzsche's understanding of both metaphysics and nihilism. This will include an examination of the Western metaphysical forms of meaning and intelligibility, as Nietzsche understands them to be expressed in the traditional categories of truth and morality. Furthermore, I will attempt to establish in what way he understands such metaphysical categories to be problematic, in what sense nihilism is related to metaphysics, and how a resolution to the problem presented by the former requires the overcoming of the tradition grounded on the latter. That is to say I will examine in what way Nietzsche intends to apply will to power to the metaphysical tradition, and thereby address the problem of nihilism in the form of a 0́8revaluation of all values.' I will conclude Chapter Three, as well as my study as a whole, by offering a provisional assessment of will to power within the context of Nietzsche's project of addressing the problem of nihilism by overcoming the metaphysical tradition.