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Hereandnow wrote:"He plainly states that philosophy is so difficult that even the most persevering person might give up to find the truth behind/in our reality."
But Nietzsche believed in none of this thinking that there is something behind reality, and those who can avoid the excesses of philosophy are better off for it; for there is nothing there to discover. So what do you think: Is the perspective of beyond good and evil right? That is, do you think that human values need to be grounded far away from the metaphysics that have characterized philosophy from Plato through Kant (excluding Aristotle, whom Nietzsche admired an thought was right)? It is not so easy, I think. After all, Nietzsche was a nihilist, and this kind of thinking is deeply disturbing since it recognizes no basis for morality beyond our own making.
Looking said: In my view nihilism is positive because it makes me feel free to create and experience and tear down and re-create. I do not feel burdened by the moral perspectives and judgments of other people. That this experience of living has no intrinsic value overall does not mean that it has no purpose for each one of us. We create the purpose for ourselves. I consider myself a moral person and upstanding citizen because of the respect I have for others. The awe that is inspired in me from the contemplation of things other than self makes me want to cherish all other than self for what it is. Morals have been pressed on me but I don't believe that without society I would be without respect for things other than myself. Self still creates the morals though. This is not negative to me and does not disturb me in the least. Why does it disturb you [addressed to anyone]?
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