Sauron in Lord of the Rings is the most alive being according to Neitzsche's philosphy. Sauron wills to the power to rule through the ring and wishes to replace Illuvatar, as the god of middle-earth. He does this by imposing his own views on all citizens and not submitting to the "universal" definition of right and wrong. This makes Sauron what Neitzsche calls an ubermensch because he goes beyond good and evil and chrushes all that is weak.
Contrary to Neitzsche's beliefs, Sauron (the ubermensch) is destroyed when Gollum grabs the One Ring from Frodo and falls to his death in Mount Doom. This would not have been possible if Frodo would not have spared the life of Gollum out of piety. Neitzsche considered peity and championing of the weak the opposite of what is noble. However in this situation the championing of the weak destroyed the powerful.
just something to think about
I was wondering if anyone could recommend any online supplements/helpful notes to Ecce Homo? I'm trying it as a beginning to what I hope will be a long relationship with Nietzsche's writing. But obviously, I'm having some trouble.
Thank you in advance.
do you think nietzsche was influenced by any other artists/writers/philisophers or events in his life which changed his views on think and led him to believe in nihilism? if so who do you think these external forces were and how he come into contact with them? what events do you think led him to have such strong emotions about religion?
i think he was mostly influenced by music. on several occasions he gave music the recognition of being the highest level of art. he also had a close relationship with a couple of musicians (i can't recall a name i havent read any of fred's work in a good while.)
im not a member of this community but am in desperate need of an answer to a question i just found that perhaps only nietzsche fans might know....
its this, ive been reading the gay science and to my infinate surprise i found that nietzsche dedicated it to "my joyful sophia" now obviously this might seem perfectly natural (sophia being the godess of wisdom and all) but to me it was quite a shock, me personnaly being a follower of sophia and disagreeing with every word nietzsche said....
so i was wondering if any of you might perchance know of an actual human female called sophia that nietzsche was actualy talking about, or if not any times he ever mentions being in communique with the spirit....
it wouldnt cause the greatest of dilemas, i have read a letter of nietzsche's insisting that he must be disagreed with....
but all the same, any facts anyone has on this matter would be entirely illuminating.....
thats it, thanks for your time......
know that this dosnt really have to much to do with the great philosopher but after reading his book the the genealogy of good and evil i began thinking alot
what if there is no good and evil
what if all the concepts of "morals" are just baggage handed down to us by society
what if the whole thing that mankkind fears is true
what if in the end all that there is is nothing
no right no wrong
no god no devil
is there any1 else who might feel like this might be true?
I seem to have been on an expedition into the depths of definition - I can only ask that all I have learnt be stored in a library whose fundament knows within itself that to speak of my adventure would be a crime.
Or that such an elastic charge should long to discharge itself - !
The thing about Nietzsche is that he explodes the idea of an established foundation of morals, then posits a morality founded on what was long ago established; perhaps he went mad because he could not live with the truth he discovered - the truth that truth is anything but what we call truth.
Anyone presented with Kierkegaard and Hegel, with the apprehension of dialectic in terms of faith, of faith in terms of dialectic, cannot help but either go mad or Stop somewhere. That 'stopping somewhere' could be seen as the failure of philosophy, or it could be seen as the beginning of Life.
Hmmm. All the plans . . .
i never meant to kause u trouble
i never meant to kause u harm
and if i ever kaused u trouble