Nietzschean Health and the Inherent Pathology of Christianity

British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Forthcoming

Posted: 27 Mar 2008

Date Written: March 2008

Abstract

This paper argues that Nietzsche offers a tolerably clear conception of philosophical health, and one that is meant to be objective, though dependent upon some empirical hypotheses. The paper also explains why some philosophical worldviews or ways of life - especially Christianity - are inherently sick, according to Nietzschean psychology. It also takes on the question of why Nietzschean health is supposed to be valuable, and suggests that although its value is not objective, it is massively intersubjective, and we cannot know of any greater value.

Keywords: Nietzsche, Christianity, ethics, values

Suggested Citation

Huenemann, Charlie, Nietzschean Health and the Inherent Pathology of Christianity (March 2008). British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1113209

Charlie Huenemann (Contact Author)

Utah State University ( email )

Logan, UT 84322
United States

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