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Nietzsche's System

John Richardson


My overall project is to show that Nietzsche's ideas do cohere into a philosophical system comparable to his predecessors’ – despite his own strong attacks on the system, and on these predecessors. This system centers around his view of the world as will to power. I work to make this notion conceptually precise, and to show how it extends into his wealth of other thoughts, including his analysis of the basic types of persons and societies, his insistence that the world is “not being but becoming,” his values of individuality and self‐creating, his attacks on morality, and his critique and affi ... More

Keywords: German philosophy, history of philosophy, Nietzsche, not being but becoming, perspectivism, philosophical system, philosophy, John Richardson, will to power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195098464
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195098463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Richardson, author
New York University
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