David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In this paper, I would like to explore Nietzsche's philosophy of value, its influence on contemporary thought and culture and what it means for us today, that is, what we can appropriate from it in order to shed light on some of the problems of our age and to overcome them. These problems are in the areas of conflict, globalization and chronic injustices. I will approach the question of value in three parts: 1) Nietzsche's explicit writings on value starting with the second half of his works (The Gay Science and after). Here I will explore his value-related thoughts such as transvaluation, value-positing as legislation or law-giving, language and value, the locus of value-creation and the unconscious -psychic and somatic, for instance- aspects of valuation. What search and research has been done in these areas in the 2 0 t n century will also be surveyed here. 2) The value of individuality and 'unity' or belonging in Nietzsche's thought, that is, the individual and his or her 'environment.' In this part, I will reexamine his notion of individuality within the context of culture. 3) What Nietzsche sees as value in culture or "interpretation of existence". In this part, I will examine "forces of culture" such as ecstasy, creativity, language, body, soul, wisdom, knowledge, character-formation and education and how these different values form a meaningful constellation. In conclusion, I will try to bring these three parts together as I, at the same time, discuss philosophers who have been influenced by Nietzsche's ideas
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Joe Ward (2011). Nietzsche's Value Conflict: Culture, Individual, Synthesis. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 41 (1):4-25.
Dale Wilkerson (2010). A “Dictatorship of Relativism” and the Specter of Nietzsche. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 (2):257-281.
Charles H. Pence (2011). Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Critique of Darwin. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 33 (2):165-190.
Christian Emden (2008). Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History. Cambridge University Press.
Peter Poellner (1995). Nietzsche and Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
P. Taylor Webb (2010). Nietzsche, Culture, and Education (Review). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 40:91-93.
Jean Grondin (2011). Must Nietzsche Be Incorporated Into Hermeneutics? Some Reasons for a Little Resistance. Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 (3):105-122.
Lynne Tirrell (1994). Sexual Dualism and Women's Self-Creation: On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Reading Nietzsche for Feminists,&Quot;. In Peter Burgard (ed.), Nietzsche and the Feminine. University of Virginia Press.
Douglas Kellner (1999). Nietzsche's Critique of Mass Culture. International Studies in Philosophy 31 (3):77-89.
Eric Blondel (1991). Nietzsche, the Body and Culture: Philosophy as a Philological Genealogy. Stanford University Press.
John Richardson (2004/2008). Nietzsche's New Darwinism. Oxford University Press.
Marc Sautet, Patrick Roussignac & Rupert Griffin (1995/2007). Nietzsche for Beginners. Sophia 34 (2):105-106.
Martin Drenthen (1999). The Paradox of Environmental Ethics: Nietzsche's View of Nature and the Wild. Environmental Ethics 21 (2):163-175.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads3 ( #281,668 of 1,096,618 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #158,594 of 1,096,618 )
How can I increase my downloads?