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

Dissertation, University of Hyderabad (2012)
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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”.

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