Nietzsche’s Concept of the Affirmation of Life

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https://doi.org/10.56550/d.1.1.5

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Friedrich Nietzsche, affirmation of life, pathos of distance, will to power, equality

Abstract

In this work, I analyze Nietzsche’s concept of the affirmation of life as one of the main concepts of his philosophy in general. To overcome the pessimism and decadence modern culture has fallen into, Nietzsche construes the concept of the affirmation of life as its main goal and imperative. Hence, for each individual, it is necessary to affirm life by achieving their own autonomy, i.e. pathos of distance. Only by achieving genuine pathos of distance, would human beings be able to overcome pessimism.

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2022-06-14

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