Re: DOES EVIL EXIST? *LINK*
Posted By: three_sixty In Response To: Re: DOES EVIL EXIST? (livelyup)
Date: Friday, 17 March 2006, at 9:26 a.m.
In Response To: Re: DOES EVIL EXIST? (livelyup)
"freedom in its most absolute sense. "
* whose idea of "absolute freedom"? is this culturally defined? how can one be free if others are oppressed(and WILLFULLY oppressed) - i think we are running again into perhaps an undercurrent of Eurocentric thought.
"The trouble starts when a few people choose to take advantage of the concept but then go and tell everyone else that there ARE some sort of objective set of rules."
* they aren't above the laws of the universe though . . . they just THINK they are and/or operate out of a philosophical paradigm which doesn't even acknowledge these laws, i.e. they ARE at ONE with the creative force of the universe.
"This should suggest that an overman is someone who can establish his own values as the world in which others live their lives, often unaware that they are not pregiven. This means an overman can affect and influence the lives of others. In other words, an overman has his own values, independent of others, which affects and dominates others’ lives that may not have predetermined values but only herd instinct. An overman is then someone who has a life which is not merely to live each day with no meanings when nothing in the past and future is more important than the present, or more precisely, the pleasure and happiness in the present, but with the purpose for humanity.
In Nietzsche’s view, an overman should be able to affect history indefinitely. He will keep reentering the world through other people’s minds and affect their thoughts and values. Napolean who is highly admired by Nietzsche may be seen as an example here since he changed and created orders in Europe. What he did effects greatly in how Europe is today. This idea agrees with another of his most significant idea, the idea of the will-to-power. He asserts that life is the will-to-power."
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