24 May 2009

A Worm's Rights, in Nietzsche, Will to Power, §759

by Corry Shores
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A Worm's Rights

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Will to Power

§ 759
(Nov. 1887-March 1888)

Humans have no better or worse place in the cosmos as worms do. We are no more or less deserving than them. Hence we have no real right to exist or to work, not to mention the fact we have no right to "happiness."

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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