End Of An Era Essay

725 words - 3 pages

Final Philosophy Paper.

The end of an Era.

Nietzsche and morals, the two are thoroughly intertwined in philosophical concepts, and regardless of whether or not you agree with Mr. Friedrich, he will undoubtedly make you think.
Nietzsche isn’t critical of morality as a whole; in fact he’s welcoming to the concept of a higher morality, which would in turn entertain the lives of higher men, so to speak. He criticizes morality, but he does so fairly, he never favors a single ideology or religion, he is consistent across the board. His perspective on morality focuses on a duality, something he calls “master-slave morality”, where both master and slave morality are two differing sets of ...view middle of the document...

His perception of a strong vs. weak population is prevalent in many of his philosophical discussions, especially the ascetic ideal, and the ascetic life. Ascetic is defined as “ a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from various worldly pleasures, often with the aim of pursuing religious and spiritual goals.” The ascetic life is one where you deny all that is real, you rewind the entire tape of one’s life, and take the path towards something much more fulfilling and meaningful, simply put, it’s lie turned against itself. It’s essentially trying to master life itself, while possessing the will to stop willing, a paradox like no other, which Nietzsche, oddly enough, appreciates. He wont hesitate to point out the hypocrisy, and the contradictions that are so very evident, but he expresses gratitude for it’s differing perspective, and allowing us all to see our own lives from a differing point of view. The core of the ascetic life is to approach objectivity, (in the same way that humans approach perfection, while it can seemingly never be attained, simply...

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