Nietzsche – The Will to Power

In Nietzsche’s book Thus Spoke Zarathustra, there are three major teachings Zarathustra has to offer: the Will to Power, the conception of the Eternal Recurrence and the advocacy of the Overman. In this post we will explore the meaning behind the will to power. Nietzsche entertains the idea that the will to power is anContinue reading “Nietzsche – The Will to Power”

Nietzsche’s Three Stages of Life

In Nietzsche’s book Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he presents three stages in life for self-overcoming: the camel, the lion, and the child. 1. The Camel To Nietzsche, all of us are born camels, and most of us are going to die camels. Most people who interact with the world bear the burdens of others.  A camelContinue reading “Nietzsche’s Three Stages of Life”

Nietzsche – God Is Dead & Critique of Christianity

Perhaps one of Nietzsche’s most famous statements is his proclamation of the death of god: “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under ourContinue reading “Nietzsche – God Is Dead & Critique of Christianity”

Nietzsche on Human Nobility

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 on Perspectivism

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”

Nietzsche on Self-Overcoming

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”

Book Review: Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Which is better: cheap happiness or sublime suffering? Well, come on, which is better?” Notes from the Underground published in 1864 is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. In this work Dostoevsky attempts to justify the existence of individual freedom as a necessary part of humankind. It presents the storyContinue reading “Book Review: Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Book Review: Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

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. Rating It focuses on the mental anguish and moralContinue reading “Book Review: Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Book Review: Beyond Good and Evil – Friedrich Nietzsche

This has to be the most difficult book to read I’ve ever encountered! I had to re-read several paragraphs several times. Eventually, I just began reading and going with the flow. This is my attempt at explaining the main concepts of Beyond Good and Evil, Rating There seem to be many misconceptions in Nietzsche’s philosophy:Continue reading “Book Review: Beyond Good and Evil – Friedrich Nietzsche”

Book Review: Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu

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. Rating All his life, Lao Tzu taught that “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao”,Continue reading “Book Review: Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu”