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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 4 weeks ago

What is the will to power? Compare and contrast the will to power in the Ubermensch (Overhuman) to other modalities of the will to power.?

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Nietzsche: will to power ~ = will to empowerment, or self-realization (might makes right Overman models: da Vinci, Goethe). Maslow's research confirms this intuition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_o...

    Schopenhauer power: the Force is with us, is us, and is the strong, silent type. Might is right.

    Adler power: how the non-self-realizing ego tends to compensate for non-self-actualization.

    Foucault power: rage against the machine and much else; relates to the basic sociological-political science perspective that, in interpersonal relationships, power = ability to control others; cf Daniel Estulin's "Tavistock Institute."

    Machiavelli: power is godless success, ends justify the means.

    Sun Tzu: Machiavelli "with Chinese characteristics".

  • 4 weeks ago

    This is Nietzsche's interpretation of Schopenhauer's "The world is organized and directed by the will."

    Compare with

    "The world is shaped by two conflicting forces - the will and imagination."

    - author unknown

  • P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The will to power is rather like trying to get others to perform tasks you don't want to do yourself

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Nope. You contrast and compare it, which is what your professor expects. You're exemplifying an Untermensch by trying to cheat instead of doing your schoolwork yourself. Nietzsche would agree. 

    FAIL

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