Authors
Abstract
The subject of the ethical vocation of Nietzsche’s thinking is arousing increasing interest in the history of the ethics of the analytic tradition. Recent studies have sought above all to dissolve the conflicts that arise from the attempt to reconcile his open immoralism with his project of revaluing all values. According to John Rawls, Nietzsche is a moral elitist: the value that he attributes to the lives of great men such as Socrates or Goethe shows that the search for knowledge and the cultivation of the arts by a few capable individuals is important enough to justify the sacrifice of values such as freedom and justice. This reading cannot account for the special educational role that Nietzsche recognizes in the great artists and great philosophers. In order to ground this hypothesis, I shall examine the significance of the subject of self-elevation in Schopenhauer as Educator. Following James Conant’s reading, I want to support the view that Nietzsche can be placed within that register of the moral life that Stanley Cavell called moral perfectionism. My conjecture is that the perfectionist line runs through the entire arc of Nietzsche’s thinking and is the basis of the various lines of criticism in his critique of morality
Keywords Nietzsche, moral perfectionism, self-elevation, elitism, critique of morality.  Nietzsche, perfeccionismo moral, auto-perfeccionamiento, elitismo, crítica de la moral
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 61,025
External links

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

Nietzsche and the Morality Critics.Brian Leiter - 1997 - Ethics 107 (2):250-285.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Nietzsche : Perfectionist.Thomas Hurka - 2007 - In Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford University Press. pp. 9-31.
Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosopher of Immoralism?Rafael Pangilinan - 2009 - Lumina: An Interdisciplinary Research and Scholarly Journal of Holy Name University 20 (2):1-28.
On the Genealogy of Morality.Friedrich Nietzsche - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Critique of Darwin.Charles H. Pence - 2011 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 33 (2):165-190.
Nietzsche and Equality.James Wilson - 2007 - In Gudrun von Tevenar (ed.), Nietzsche and Ethics. Peter Lang.
Nietzsche and Moral Objectivity : The Development of Nietzsche's Metaethics.Maudemarie Clark & David Dudrick - 2007 - In Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford University Press. pp. 192--226.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-09-13

Total views
71 ( #147,059 of 2,439,551 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #433,110 of 2,439,551 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes