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Philosopher of the Week.

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The Philosopher of this Week, is Friedrich Nietzsche.
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"Throw roses into the abyss and say: 'here is my thanks to the monster who didn't succeed in swallowing me alive."

- Nietzsche
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"God is dead"
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Nihilism and the idea of the"super" man is a little bit cringe worthy, but his own dedication was remarkable
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Nihilism and the idea of the"super" man is a little bit cringe worthy, but his own dedication was remarkable
Why would you say that it is cringe worthy? Nihilism, introduced faith of the self, instead of God, and that man could not only survive, but flourish, without a God to believe in and look up to.
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Well, as far as I understand it, Nihilism replaces God with destruction as once the idea of God is done away with then what's left is what is observable and what is most observable is the destruction of time, how all will die and be forgotten. The obsession with just that one aspect, to me, pails as a substitution for God or holy contemplation as being alive then reduces you to a paradox. If life is nought but the harbinger of death then why live? Someone like Ayn Rand, to me, a far more harmonious and practical view of the self and the life of the self.
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Well, as far as I understand it, Nihilism replaces God with destruction as once the idea of God is done away with then what's left is what is observable and what is most observable is the destruction of time, how all will die and be forgotten. The obsession with just that one aspect, to me, pails as a substitution for God or holy contemplation as being alive then reduces you to a paradox. If life is nought but the harbinger of death then why live? Someone like Ayn Rand, to me, a far more harmonious and practical view of the self and the life of the self.
A big part of Nietzsche's work, was around the ideology that time and space are infinite, therefore our existence is in question, as nothing can really exist when time and space is in constant flux. He proposed that the past, present, and future, are all occurring at the same time, every moment, of everyday, eternally, therefore, our existence is questionable. This is where Nihilism comes in, as the philosophy of Nihilism is,"the belief that nothing in the world has a real existence."
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Nietzsche claimed Christianity to be the root of evil, and used that as a comparison when describing Morals, and"Good" and"Evil". He claimed that Christianity to be the"Master" morality, where the morality is based on their own power, wealth, and success to be"good", and the wretchedness and poverty that they created and ruled over, to be"bad". This was how they were able to justify, and keep, their position in power.

The second type of morality is that of the"Slave" morality, which he claimed to be the stronger of the two, as it is driven by resentment.

Although it is the stronger, and more interesting of the two, Nietzsche states that this morality is what makes the human race mediocre. This type of morality in the modern man, (Or woman. He was incredibly fascist.) prefer comfort and safety, instead of conquest and risk. The slave morality focuses on the evil of others, as well as the promise of the afterlife, which was introduced by Christianity, and held over the heads of those whom they took advantage of. This mentality distracts those from improving themselves, which is why he wanted to abolish the very idea of God.
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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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I think therefore I am. the only thing I learned in philosophy class. haha
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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
As far as I understand, he was a part of the Transcendentalism movement?
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I think therefore I am. the only thing I learned in philosophy class. haha
only one i know too. haha
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I don't know much philosophy too.
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