24 May 2009

In Praise of Immorality, in Nietzsche, Will to Power, §272

by Corry Shores
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In Praise of Immorality

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Will to Power

§ 272

Nietzsche intends to show us this: all events — as well as perspectival moral judgments — are absolutely homogeneous. (155c)
And hence,
everything praised as moral is identical in essence with everything immoral and was made possible, as in every development of morality, with immoral means and for immoral ends.
Moreover, what we consider immoral is actually higher and more essential to us, and "a development toward a greater fullness of life necessarily also demands the advance of immorality." (155c)

Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Will to Power. Ed. Walter Kaufmann. Transl Walter Kaufmann and R.J. Hollingdale. New York: Random House Vintage Books, 1967.

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