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Nietzsche and War

Nietzsche a válka

Jan Krist

E-LOGOS, 2018, vol. 2018, issue 2, 4-14

Abstract: In general consciousness, Friedrich Nietzsche is considered one of the greatest apologists of the war in the history of human thought. However, the fact is different if we understand the phenomenon of war at Nietzsche in the overall context of his thinking. Nietzsche understand war in three levels. Through the motive of will to power, the struggle is generally understood as a metaphysical principle; in the motive of superman, war appears as man's struggle with himself, as a self-creation; only in the motive of the confrontation of two types of morals (the master and slave) treats war as an important means - only here he adores it to some extent as a history-making agent. The aim of the contribution is to show the interrelationship of these viewpoints and their mutual self-perpetuation.

Keywords: war; Nietzsche Friedrich; will to power; eternal reccurence; the Übermensch; master morale; slave morale; válka; vůle k moci; věčný návrat téhož; nadčlověk; panská morálka; rabská morálka (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.18267/j.e-logos.456

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