|Abstract||My thesis focuses on Nietzsche’s ethics. More precisely, its main objective is to explore Nietzsche’s substantive ethical framework in a comprehensive, detailed, and systematic manner. Furthermore, the thesis also attempts to examine the epistemological, non-ethical ground of the Nietzschean substantive ethics. Also, it deals with Nietzsche’s critique of conventional morality, and explains Nietzsche’s criticism of morality in terms of his substantive ethics. The central argument of the thesis is, very briefly, that Nietzsche’s philosophy as a whole does have a distinctive, substantive ethical system. Its constitutive elements or contents, being coherently related, are rich, complicated, and concrete. The major category Nietzsche employs in his ethics is the notion of ‘value’ understood as merit or desirability; he is not much concerned with the right or obligatory. Nietzsche views some human qualities, abilities and states and a style of life as noble and desirable for us. Specifically, the creative way of life, creative capacity, self-discipline, the capacity for ‘self-commanding’, knowledge, health, strong affectivity, and vitality constitute the core of Nietzsche’s evaluative standard. Moreover, a variety of dispositions, such as honesty, solitude, courage, and magnanimity, position themselves within his theory of value and are posited as crucial virtues. Finally, my thesis aims at analysing these particular contents of Nietzsche’s substantive ethical system and to examine how the system as a whole works. As such, the thesis is fundamentally an exposition based upon Nietzsche’s own texts, especially, his later works including Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, The Genealogy of Morals, Twilight of the Idols, and The Antichrist|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Robert B. Pippin (ed.) (2012). Introductions to Nietzsche. Cambridge University Press.
Charles H. Pence (2011). Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Critique of Darwin. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 33 (2):165-190.
Paul Katsafanas (2011). Deriving Ethics From Action: A Nietzschean Version of Constitutivism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (3):620-660.
Daniel T. O'Hara (2009). The Art of Reading as a Way of Life: On Nietzsche's Truth. Northwestern University Press.
Paolo A. Bolaños, On Affirmation and Becoming : A Deleuzian Reading of Nietzsche's Critique of Nihilism.
Nadeem J. Z. Hussain (2011). The Role of Life in the GENEALOGY. In Simon May (ed.), The Cambridge Guide to Nietzsche's ON THE GENEALOGY OF MORALITY. Cambridge University Press.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1997). Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality. Cambridge University Press.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (2006). The Nietzsche Reader. Blackwell Pub..
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1974). The Gay Science. New York,Vintage Books.
Paul Katsafanas (forthcoming). Philosophical Psychology as a Basis for Ethics. Journal of Nietzsche Studies.
Joe Ward (forthcoming). Nietzsche's Value Conflict: Culture, Individual, Synthesis. Journal of Nietzsche Studies.
Keith Ansell-Pearson (ed.) (2006). A Companion to Nietzsche. Blackwell Pub..
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2012-01-10
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?