Essay on The Nietzsche 's Ethical Philosophy

973 Words Apr 28th, 2016 4 Pages
ne of the ethical philosophy that interest me is the Nietzsche’s ethical philosophy. Nietzsche 's moral philosophy is primarily critical in orientation: he attacks morality both for its commitment to untenable descriptive (metaphysical and empirical) claims about human agency, as well as for the deleterious impact of its distinctive norms and values on the flourishing of the highest types of human beings (Nietzsche 's “higher men”) (Stanford 2016). His positive ethical views are best understood as combining (i) a kind of consequentialist perfectionism as Nietzsche 's implicit theory of the good, with (ii) a conception of human perfection involving both formal and substantive elements. Because Nietzsche, however, is an anti-realist about value, he takes neither his positive vision nor those aspects of his critique that depend upon it, to have any special epistemic status, a fact which helps explain his rhetoric and the circumspect character of his “esoteric” moralizing (Stanford 2016)
The will to power (German: der Wille zur Macht) is a prominent concept in the philosophy of Nietzsche. The will to power describes what Nietzsche may have believed to be the main driving force in humans achievement, ambition, and the striving to reach the highest possible position in life. These are all manifestations of the will to power; however, the concept was never systematically defined in Nietzsche 's work, leaving its interpretation open to debate, (encyclopedia 2016). It is a fact of…

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