Nietzsche's Concept of Will-to-Power: A Critical Study

Dissertation, University of Hyderabad (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX


The Will-to-Power is widely seen as a prominent concept in the philosophy of Nietzsche. He maintains that all human behavior is motivated by the Will-to-Power. In its positive sense, this Will-to-Power is not simply power over others, but at the highest level, it is to be seen in power over oneself that is necessary for creativity. The Will-to-Power manifests itself throughout all human life, though differing in strength. Will-to-Power is about individual creativity and at the same time it is about producing a social hierarchy of values. Will-to-Power is nothing more than our own “Self-Will”.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,297

External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Power: A Philosophical Analysis.Peter Morriss - 1989 - Manchester University Press.
Possessive Power.Janet Farrell Smith - 1986 - Hypatia 1 (2):103 - 120.
Southern California Public Power Authority's Magnolia Power Project earns POWER's highest honor.Robert Peltier - 2005 - In Alan F. Blackwell & David MacKay (eds.), Power. Cambridge University Press. pp. 149--7.
Power and values in corporate life.David R. Hiley - 1987 - Journal of Business Ethics 6 (5):343 - 353.
Philosophical Psychology as a Basis for Ethics.Paul Katsafanas - 2013 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44 (2):297-314.


Added to PP


6 months

Historical graph of downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references