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p. 677. Occupying the High Groundlocked

  • Michael Tanner


‘Occupying the High Ground’ deals with the period after This Spoke Zarathustra when Nietzsche produced Beyond Good and Evil (BGE), which suggests a transvaluation of all values, and not just a man preparing to replace those we have with a new set, however drastic. The initial movements of thought in BGE are cunningly designed to create the maximum sense of unease about where we stand with respect to what we take to be our fundamental value: truth. The concepts of ‘faith in opposite values ’, life, vitality, and affirmation — and Nietzsche's views on them — are also considered.

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