created by a musical piece really looks fantastically confused, even contradictory. This can seem hard to accept, both as an account of how the valuation of altruistic concern originated and even more as a psychological explanation of the basis of altruism in modern moral subjects, who are far removed from the social conditions that figure. The initiates song of jubilation cried out to this approaching third Dionysus. The noble man does not sin thats what the profound poet wishes to tell us: through Oedipus actions every law, every natural principle of order, indeed, the entire moral world may collapse, but because of these actions a higher circle of consequences is created, which. Given the incredibly clear and accurate plastic capability of their eyes, along with their intelligent and open love of colour, one cannot go wrong in assuming that (to the shame all those born later) their dreams also had a logical causality of lines and circumferences. Nietzsche builds this idea into a serious argument against the morality of compassion, suggesting that suffering may sometimes promote a persons growth, or progress toward excellence ( GS 338; stress Disorder Conditions see also Janaway, forthcoming). Socrates, the dialectical hero in Platonic drama, reminds us of the changed nature of the Euripidean hero, who has to defend his actions with reasons and counter-reasons and thus frequently runs the risk of losing our tragic sympathy. As soon as that daily reality comes back again into consciousness, one feels it as something disgusting. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Almost everywhere, the central point of these celebrations consisted of an exuberant sexual promiscuity, whose waves flooded over all established family practices and traditional laws. The true goal is concealed by a deluding image. Insofar as the poet is also a religious thinker, that is what he says.
Nietzsches Overman in The Will to Power
Definitons of Ethics,Law and Morality
Poetry, in other words, was subservient. In accordance with the root meaning of his association with brightness, he is the god of light. To make the case for historical change, he identifies two patterns of ethical assessment, each associated with a basic pair of evaluative terms, a good/bad pattern and a good/evil pattern. The Finnish philosopher-anthropologist Edward Westermarck (18621939) ranks as one of the first to formulate a detailed theory of moral relativism. The Platonic dialogue was, so to speak, the boat on which the shipwreck of the old poetry, along with all its children, was saved. It was in a dream that the great artist saw the delightful anatomy of superhuman existence, and the Hellenic poet, questioned about the secrets of poetic creativity, would have recalled his dreams and given an explanation exactly similar to the one Hans Sachs provides.
The Morality of Passions by Nietzsche
The Burden of Morality - Joseph Heller