Ideas from 'Works (refs to 8 vol Colli and Montinari)' by Friedrich Nietzsche [1885], by Theme Structure

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy
Nietzsche thinks philosophy makes us more profound, but not better
1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 6. Despair over Philosophy
How many mediocre thinkers are occupied with influential problems!
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 4. Naturalism
First see nature as non-human, then fits ourselves into this view of nature
8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 1. Powers
Storms are wonderful expressions of free powers!
22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 8. Love
Friendly chats undermine my philosophy; wanting to be right at the expense of love is folly
22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 8. Superman
The superman is a monstrous oddity, not a serious idea
Nietzsche's higher type of man is much more important than the idealised 'superman'
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 1. Existentialism
Nietzsche tried to lead a thought-provoking life
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 2. Nihilism
Initially nihilism was cosmic, but later Nietzsche saw it as a cultural matter
Nietzsche urges that nihilism be active, and will nothing itself
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 4. Boredom
Flight from boredom leads to art
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 7. Existential Action
Nietzsche was fascinated by a will that can turn against itself
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 8. Eternal Recurrence
Reliving life countless times - this gives the value back to life which religion took away
25. Society / B. The State / 8. Culture
Every culture loses its identity and power if it lacks a major myth