Nietzsche the thinker

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NIETZSCHE THE THINKER


A STUDY



BY

WILLIAM MACKINTIRE SALTER


Author of First Steps in Philosophy and
Anarchy or Government? An Inquiry in Fundamental Politics


LONDON
CECIL PALMER AND HAYWARD
OAKLEY HOUSE, BLOOMSBURY STREET, W.C.1.



CONTENTS
Introductory
CHAPTER PAGE
I Nietzsche's Relation to His Time; His Life and Personal Traits 1
II Some Characteristics of His Thinking 10
III His "Megalomania," Periods, Constant Points of View, Spiritual Ancestry 21
First Period
IV General View of the World; the Function of Art 34
V Ultimate Analysis of the World 45
VI Ethical Views 58
VlI Social and Political Ideas 72
VIII Relations with Wagner 78
Second Period
IX General Marks of the Second Period 92
X General Outlook, and Ultimate View of the World 101
XI Attitude to Morals 115
XII Social and Political views and Forecasts 129
Third Period
XIII General Character of the Period, and View of the World 148
XIV The Idea of Eternal Recurrence 163
XV Ultimate Reality as Will to Power 182
XVI Criticism of Morality. Introductory 202
XVII Criticism of Morality (Cont.). The Social Function and Meaning of Morality 210
XVIII Criticism of Morality (Cont.). Have Evil and Cruelty No Place in the World? 226
XIX Criticism of Morality (Cont.). Varying Types of Morality 246
XX Criticism of Morality (Cont.). Responsibility, Rights and Duties, Justice 261
XXI Criticism of Morality (Cont.). Bad Conscience, a Moral Order, Ought, Equality 274
XXII Criticism of Morality (Cont.). The "Altruistic" Sentiments 293
XXIII Criticism of Morality (Concluded). Truth as an Obligation. Net Results of the Criticism 314
XXIV Moral Construction. The Moral Aim Proposed by Nietzsche 332
XXV Moral Construction (Cont.). The Moral Aim and Will to Power 354
XXVI Moral Construction (Cont.). "Persons," or Great Men 380
XXVII Moral Construction (Concluded). The Superman 398
XXVIII Social Criticism. Analysis of Modern Social Tendencies 417
XXIX Social Construction. The Ideal Organization of Society 425
XXX Social Construction (Concluded). Political Views and Anticipations 455
Epilogue 474
Notes 475
Index 527


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