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By Douglas Burnham

Beyond reliable and Evil is a concise and finished assertion of Nietzsche's mature philosophy and is a perfect access element into Nietzsche's paintings as an entire. Pithy, lyrical and densely complicated, Beyond sturdy and Evil calls for that its readers are already conversant in key Nietzschean ideas - similar to the will-to-power, perspectivism or everlasting recurrence - and may be able to jump with Nietzschean agility from subject to subject, throughout metaphysics, psychology, faith, morality and politics. Reading Nietzsche explains the most important ideas, the diversity of Nietzsche's matters, and highlights Nietzsche's writing recommendations which are the most important to figuring out his paintings and techniques of notion. In its shut research of the textual content, Reading Nietzsche reassesses this such a lot artistic of philosophers and offers an important contribution to the research of his suggestion. In environment this research inside of a entire survey of Nietzsche's rules, the ebook is a consultant either to this key paintings and to Nietzsche's philosophy extra more often than not.

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This happens with all philosophies: as soon as it begins to “believe in itself ” – take itself seriously – it “creates the world in its own image”. And, he finishes, this cannot but happen because philosophy just consists of this tyrannical drive, the “most spiritual will to power”. qxd 11/20/06 14:24 Page 24 24 Reading Nietzsche instincts. Not that he is opposing these two absolutely (as in mind–body dualism) – far from it. But some drives are “made abstract and sifted” as he put it in §5. The “will to power” is a key notion in Nietzsche.

This thought is not separable from the willing, but is integral to it. Thirdly, the will is above all else an “affect” [Affect] of command. What is often called free will is the consciousness of the “affect of superiority” with respect to someone or something that must obey. The fourth component is that in willing we are both commanding and obeying. qxd 11/20/06 14:24 Page 36 36 Reading Nietzsche As in obeying, we feel compulsion, force, necessity. But these passive feelings are ignored (or externalized – as when I say “my body is feeling tired today”) because, as we saw earlier, there is a deeply held belief in the unity of the “I”.

Not that he is opposing these two absolutely (as in mind–body dualism) – far from it. But some drives are “made abstract and sifted” as he put it in §5. The “will to power” is a key notion in Nietzsche. We will return to it in much more detail later, especially in §36 and the passages leading up to it. For the moment we can think of it as a general name for the fact that drives all who seek mastery: seeking to be different and assigning (and thus also seeking to impose) a value to that difference.

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