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Will to Power in the Genealogy

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Nietzsche's conception of will to power underlies his explanations of moral values, and that its manifestations may be outward-directed or inward-directed, achieve genuine ... More


Being

John Richardson

in Nietzsche's System

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195098464
eISBN:
9780199833597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195098463.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter develops the core idea that “the world is will to power” – what I call Nietzsche's “power ontology.” I give careful analyses of “will” and “power,” and clarify how he thinks these are ... More


Nietzsche's System

John Richardson

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195098464
eISBN:
9780199833597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195098463.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

My overall project is to show that Nietzsche's ideas do cohere into a philosophical system comparable to his predecessors’ – despite his own strong attacks on the system, and on these predecessors. ... More


Our Insatiable Desire for More Future: On the Eternal Return of the Same

Krzysztof Michalski

in The Flame of Eternity: An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143460
eISBN:
9781400840212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines what links the seemingly conflicting, or even mutually exclusive, concepts of eternity and passing, and Paradise and its loss. To life as a cup running over, to life as divinity ... More


Power and Politics in American Culture

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Power now does the work that culture used to do. This is seen in the tendency toward the politicization of nearly everything. Politicization is most visibly manifested in the role ideology has come ... More


Truth, Survival, and Power

Peter Poellner

in Nietzsche and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250630
eISBN:
9780191598258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250630.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In contrast with views that attribute the biological utility of beliefs to their truth, Nietzsche maintains that their relative utility renders them proportionately more likely to be idiosyncratic ... More


The Will to Power: Nietzsche and Metaphysics

Peter Poellner

in Nietzsche and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250630
eISBN:
9780191598258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250630.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Examines Nietzsche's anti‐essentialism (the denial of metaphysical truth) in the context of the metaphysics of the will to power, which posits an ontology of interactive and causally efficacious ... More


Remarks on Wittgenstein and Nietzsche

Christopher Janaway

in Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250036
eISBN:
9780191597817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250037.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Gives some of the background to the reception of Schopenhauer's philosophy by both Wittgenstein and Nietzsche, and then examines the influence on each of them of Schopenhauer's conceptions of self ... More


Darwinism Rejected

Robin Small

in Nietzsche and Rée: A Star Friendship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199278077
eISBN:
9780191602702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278075.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Detailed discussion of Nietzsche’s later thought continues in a further chapter. His often-expressed hostility towards Darwinism is consistent with a preoccupation with themes that are central to the ... More


Nietzsche’s View of Man

Robert G. Morrison

in Nietzsche and Buddhism: A Study in Nihilism and Ironic Affinities

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238652
eISBN:
9780191679711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238652.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Although Nietzsche's proposed answer to the prospect of nihilism — the creation of new values — was a task he did not complete, he did leave us with his monistic alternative and replacement for God, ... More


Justifying the Will to Power

Tsarina Doyle

in Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics: The World in View

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628070
eISBN:
9780748652594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628070.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Friedrich Nietzsche's metaphysics by addressing his justification of the will to power. It shows that the attribution of a metaphysics to Nietzsche is both textually and ... More


The Agōn, Recognition, and the Question of Community

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 3 explores Nietzsche’s concept of the contest. His early essay on Homer’s Contest shows that the contest is a social institution that restrains and limits violence, and thus is comparable to ... More


Action’s Second Constitutive Aim: Power

Paul Katsafanas

in Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645077
eISBN:
9780191751912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645077.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter uses a roughly Nietzschean account of agency to argue that action has a second constitutive aim: power. It begins by offering a novel interpretation of Nietzsche’s obscure claim that all ... More


Nietzsche's Passions

Robert C. Solomon

in Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160147
eISBN:
9780199835065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160142.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche is obviously a very passionate philosopher. He also has a good deal to say about the passions. In particular, he distinguished between two sorts of passions, life-enhancing and ... More


‘The Will to Power’ and ‘Thirst’

Robert G. Morrison

in Nietzsche and Buddhism: A Study in Nihilism and Ironic Affinities

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238652
eISBN:
9780191679711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238652.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In the Will to Power, Nietzsche envisages the cosmos as ‘a monster of energy, without beginning, without end,…a creating and destroying play of forces,…an eternal becoming that must return ... More


How to Overcome Oneself: Nietzsche on Freedom

Robert Pippin

in Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199231560
eISBN:
9780191716119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231560.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although there are several recognizable themes in Nietzsche's discussion of freedom (such as independence from societal pressures and some sort of self-rule or individual sovereignty), at many places ... More


The Structure of Nietzschean Constitutivism

Paul Katsafanas

in Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645077
eISBN:
9780191751912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645077.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The previous chapter argued that action has a constitutive aim of power. To aim at power is to aim at encountering and overcoming resistance. This chapter explains how the constitutive aim of power ... More


The Passionate Life

Robert C. Solomon

in The Joy of Philosophy: Thinking Thin versus the Passionate Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165401
eISBN:
9780199870103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165403.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The most virtuous life need not be the life of calm tranquility, peace of mind, and merely intellectual contemplation. There is also a good life to be had that is defined by emotions, by impassioned ... More


Introduction

Robert G. Morrison

in Nietzsche and Buddhism: A Study in Nihilism and Ironic Affinities

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238652
eISBN:
9780191679711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238652.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents an overview of Part II of this volume. One common and general feature shared by both Nietzsche and Buddhism is the centrality of man in a godless cosmos, in the sense that both ... More


Introduction

Tsarina Doyle

in Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics: The World in View

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628070
eISBN:
9780748652594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628070.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Friedrich Nietzsche's view on epistemology and metaphysics. This volume explores the Kantian background to Nietzsche's ... More


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