"I'm a big fan of Nietzsche and existentialism in general. Now, most of the existentialists more or less purposely avoided making any really consistent or systematic philosophies; most of the work in existentialism comes through either stories…"
"Marcelo, firstly Nietzsche was not a nihilist. This is one of the many, many things commonly attributed to him that have no real foundation.
Nietzsche primarily uses nihilism to describe philosophies that are world or life denying. He takes aim at…"
I am trying to learn more about these ideas.
Looking again at descriptions of Nietzsche and his ideas, many scholars say he is important to the existentialist movement, although he did not identify himself as such.
"Sorry perhaps I didn´t explain myself. Nietche talked about overcoming nihilism but what I have dont undersatand is how tu build a moral ground from someding abouve good and evil or is it totally contradictory. I meant that I am a nihilist but…"
"Marcelo, I think you may not have understood Nietzsche's position on nihilism. When I look at several online resources, they imply that Nietzsche was not the origin of the idea and that he did not adovcate living as a…"
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I have been thinking in building my moral philosophy based, in a significant part, in Nietzsche`s works (such as beyond good and evil) and would like to hear you comments about it. Have in mind that Nietzsche talked about the pursue for power as part of human nature and the idea of making a philosophy from the perspective of the master not the slave. I am now a nihilist and working on understanding the meaning of his work and any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you…See More
A place for atheists to discuss morality issues. What shapes your morality? What new perspectives have you found since abandoning faith (if you ever had any)? Is there any merit to religious moral authority?
"I once had a friend who said that she felt bad for people who believed that there was nothing after death. It was the first and only time I have ever been truly offended by a friend. I told her not to feel bad because there's nothing to water…"