Nietzsche speaks of the idea of vornehmheit or human nobility. That it is not within knowledge per se. Knowledge is not something one can have like a detached thing that one possesses, but rather the knowing subject has to live his knowledge, it becomes associated to how much truth one can endure. The nobility inContinue reading “Nietzsche on Human Nobility”
Nietzsche’s doctrine of perspectivism claims that our view of the world and the statements we take to be true, depend on our perspective of the world. Thus, it gives rise to the epistemological thesis that our knowledge claims can never be true in an absolute or objective sense. Perspectivism lays the foundations of Nietzsche’s thought,Continue reading “Nietzsche on Perspectivism”
Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher of the 19th century, one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy and intellectual history. He was a cultural critic of his era, of traditional European morality and religious fundamentalism, especially of Christianity. Nietzsche heavily emphasised the concept of selbstüberwindung or self-overcoming. By this, he means the actContinue reading “Nietzsche on Self-Overcoming”
Crime and Punishment remains the single most widely known Russian novel as well as one of the greatest works in world literature. It is first and foremost a fascinating detective novel, but one in which we know from the very beginning who committed the heinous crime. It focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmasContinue reading “Book Review: Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky”
The Tao Te Ching is the fundamental book for the philosophy of Taoism, attributed to the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, who was said to be a contemporary of Confucius during the 5th or 6th century BC. All his life, Lao Tzu taught that “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao”, whichContinue reading “Book Review: Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu”
Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book For All and None was Nietzsche’s favourite of his creations. It is indeed one of the most fascinating and creative pieces of work in western philosophy. Which he wrote in 10 days in sporadic bursts of inspiration. The book has four parts, beginning with Part I: Zarathustra’s Prologue. Part I.Continue reading “Book Review: Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche”
Stoicism teaches you, among many other things, to stop caring about what others think of you. Understanding that it’s not what others think that troubles us, but rather our thoughts on what people think about us.