Tuesday, April 26, 2016
"God is Dead" Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche is a romantic era western philosopher born in 1844 and died in 1900. His influences are the philosophers Arthur Schopenhauer, Immanuel Kant, and Plato. He is a German philosopher and he also was a critic of culture. He would go on to become one of the most influential of modern thinkers. He was trying to figure out the motivations behind certain things such as religion, mortality, and also even philosophy.
Which leads into the fact that he was an atheist philosopher by some people’s standpoints leads into one of his most known statements “God is dead.” Which he was celebrated the most after his death. Nietzsche’s made this statement after searching for answers to some of his questions he would try to answer through the process of using science and reason.
In his early years his home was a stronghold of Lutheran piety. As he aged he would go to the University of Bonn to study theology and classical philology. He would go on to study many things and try to solve them with reason which lead to his mature years of study and research.
In his mature years he was very preoccupied by the origin and the reasoning behind values and how they affected the human life. It would seem as though he never believed that life neither could possess nor had lost intrinsic values but even so it seems as though it was something that was always being evaluated and would then move to a symptoms of the condition of being evaluated. Which would lead to his growing interest in probing an analysis and better understanding of the religion, mortality, and philosophy of the western culture.
The idea is that suffering can and in most cases becomes endowed with this view of ultimate significance. His example would be the Christian religion and idea that suffering is a tolerable idea because it is interoperated as an act of God intention and a known way of atonement. The belief is that each life as its own individual cosmic significance.
This lead to the term “Nihilism” used to describe the devolution of values posed by ascetic ideas. He thought that this age of people have now moved away from God and into an age of reasoning and science and other things and political fractures became people’s God including that of wanting to find answers though science and also to have this new sense of nationalism as the a surrogate God.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
God is Dead