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.?
- j153eLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
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".
- RWPossumLv 74 weeks ago
This is Nietzsche's interpretation of Schopenhauer's "The world is organized and directed by the will."
"The world is shaped by two conflicting forces - the will and imagination."
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- PLv 74 weeks ago
The will to power is rather like trying to get others to perform tasks you don't want to do yourself
- Anonymous4 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.