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p. 706. Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the ‘death of God’locked

  • Andrew Bowie

Abstract

‘Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the “death of God”’ looks at the questioning of self-determination in the work of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. The importance of Greek tragedy to German Idealism is explained, as well as Nietzsche's influence on post-modernists and his contention that moral concepts are just expressions of changing power-relations in society. Nietzsche suggests that traditional philosophical attempts to characterize the essence of good and evil can be subverted by showing how very differently the terms are applied in differing historical and social contexts. Post-modernists see what is held as true, including the best-confirmed theories of natural science, as being a product of the power-relations in a society.

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