Nietzschean Health and the Inherent Pathology of Christianity
British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Forthcoming
Posted: 27 Mar 2008
Date Written: March 2008
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
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