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Living with NietzscheWhat the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us$
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Robert C. Solomon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195160147

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195160142.001.0001

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Nietzsche's Virtues

Nietzsche's Virtues

What Would He Make of Us?

(p.137) Chapter 6 Nietzsche's Virtues
Living with Nietzsche

Robert C. Solomon

Oxford University Press

Nietzsche is a “virtue ethicist,” like Aristotle, though his virtues are obviously very different. I discuss both Nietzsche’s Aristotelian virtues, and others that are not Aristotelian at all. In the first group are courage, generosity, temperance, truthfulness, honor, justice, pride, and friendship. In the second are such virtues as exuberance, “style,”“depth,” taking risks, fatalism, aestheticism, playfulness, and solitude. I also discuss health, strength, egoism, and responsibility as virtues. Finally, I come back to the Ubermensch as a projection of our ideals.

Keywords:   virtue ethics, Aristotle, virtues Aristotelian virtues, Nietzschean virtues, courage, generosity, temperance, truthfulness, honor, justice, pride, friendship, exuberance, “style,” “depth,” taking risks, fatalism, aestheticism, playfulness, solitude, health, strength, egoism, responsibility, the Ubermensch

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