The one person I know who has any knowledge in philosophy(she took an introductory course at least) is repulsed by Nietzsche and is extremely right wing. I believe it has some to do with obviously wasn't schooled fully in Existentialism and Nietzsche despised Christianity. She loves all Judaic religions except for Islam. Anytime she gets buzzed and brings up a philosophical question, I just answer, "I don't know. Find out what Nietzsche would have said about it." She flips out. lmao
>>7560717 I don't think it is contradictory to use that word; although I do agree that to consider ones self "Nietzschean" is confused; as he suggests a rigorous sort of egoism. Nevertheless, one could be a "Nietzschean" writer...a sort of imitator or acolyte of Nietzsche...on their way to developing a more idiosyncratic system of belief...I think Nietzsche was a Wagnerian at least as far as "The Birth of Tragedy"...
>>7559404 >>7560346 >>7560361 anyone who reads and understands some of nietzsche's concepts would be more left than right, if anything. his method of historical analysis (geneology) is antithetical to right-wing readings of history, which finds an absolute, universal, and progressive morality. right-wingers are always complaining that liberals support cultural relativism. this is however close to the view that nietzsche takes, not only on morality but any kind of interpretation: this is explicitly called "perspectivism" by nietzsche.
this is in alignment with post-modern left-wing academia which reject absolute truth, preferring instead a historical deconstruction to explain the generation of any given truth. foucault is the foremost disciple of nietzsche, he applied the geneological method to, among other things, the state's exercise of power. right-wingers, conservatives, nationalists, and all other sorts of reactionaries despise foucault (god knows why, it would serve them well to read and understand his critique of the state). nietzsche was the grandfather of post-modernism
>>7559404 Nietzsche is neither left wing or right wing. Nietzsche is liberating one-self from the slave ideology that dominates the modern world, and forging your own ideology, your own path, and your own identity free from the influence of the masses.
Of course most people haven't read a lick of Nietzsche, so they'll all be waffling about what a eugenic edgy nazi he was instead of basically preaching self-affirmation.
>>7561769 lol this is exactly the kind of mental gymnastics leftists do when they want to absorb nietzsche into their queer neurosis club for shy tender boys
nietzsche's reading of history is not explicitly right or left. you weirdly mutilate intellectual history to fit dichotomies based on shit you see housemarms say on the internet or something. in fact the main reason he's of so much interest to the althusserian AIDs machine foucault is that his reading of history isn't just RELATIVIST but explicitly focused on power, because he believes power is the only meaningful basis of the creation of culture, ideology, belief, therefore history. the history of thought is the history of power relations. the bald fister turns that into a leftist critique of those power relations but nietzsche is way less easy to read this way unless you claim his ouevre is outright exoteric and he was SECRETLY JUST JOKING ABOUT THE WILL TO POWER ALL ALONG
>this is in alignment with post-modern left-wing academia which reject absolute truth,
nietzsche rejects absolute truth because he advocates the self-conscious or at least unburdened creation of new values by masters, not the milquetoast leftism of modern tenured twinks who can't eat a banana because they deconstructed that banana consumption is capitalist ideology designed by satan
> right-wing readings of history, which finds an absolute, universal, and progressive morality.
many conservative readings of history are explicitly anti-teleological and conservative BECAUSE of that, not in spite of it. so are many left wing views. and how can you say the left wing has no fucking teleologies, that it's perennially relativist? almost ALL left wing historians and philosophers of history until the 60s were more or less orthodox economic marxists looking for data to understand and/or prove historical materialism
Wow if I had a nickel for every time /lit/ argued about Nietzsche I would be pretty rich. What is it that is so contentious about this one guy?
I don't know fuck all about philosophy. Is Nitchy pretty important? I've never seen so many posts about say, Descartes or Spinoza. Feet are nice though for me they have to be attached to a body in the picture.
>>7561788 >nietzsche rejects absolute truth because he advocates the self-conscious or at least unburdened creation of new values by masters Okay, so like someone else already said, the left adopted Neitzsche's epistemology but not the authoritarian bent of his positive politics--which is obviously extremely untenable in the post-Christian and more importantly post-Enlightenment age. Your post, besides making me embarrassed for you when you use words like "twink" and "housemarm", was useless.
>>7562849 >post A: nietzsche was leftist >post B: no, the left was interested in some of nietzsche's ideas, not all >post C: uhhhh the left was interested in some of nietzsche's ideas... not all... useless...
learn to read, you unnecessary em dash using tryhard zilch
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