Ideas from 'The Gay Science' by Friedrich Nietzsche [1882], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Gay Science' by Nietzsche,Friedrich (ed/tr Kaufmann,Walter) [Vintage 1974,0-394-71985-9]].

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13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 1. Relativism
We assume causes, geometry, motion, bodies etc to live, but they haven't been proved
13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 3. Subjectivism
Nietzsche's perspectivism says our worldview depends on our personality
16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 3. Undetectable Self
'Know thyself' is impossible and ridiculous
22. Metaethics / C. Sources of Ethics / 3. Intuitionism
Why do you listen to the voice of your conscience?
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 1. Virtue Theory / c. Particularism
No two actions are the same
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 2. Elements of Virtue Theory / c. Motivation for virtue
Imagine if before each of your actions you had to accept repeating the action over and over again
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / f. Compassion
You cannot advocate joyful wisdom while rejecting pity, because the two are complementary
23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 3. Universalisability
To see one's own judgement as a universal law is selfish
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 2. Nihilism
Nietzsche says facing up to the eternal return of meaninglessness is the response to nihilism
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 3. Boredom
To ward off boredom at any cost is vulgar
28. God / E. Attitudes to God / 4. Atheism
God is dead, and we have killed him