Nietzsche and the Perspective of Life

19 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2009 Last revised: 24 Feb 2009

Date Written: February 23, 2009


This paper is an extended version of "Valuing from life's perspective." In this paper, with the aim of explaining Nietzsche's view, I illustrate one way of making sense of a theoretical entity (called "Life"), which has values and a perspective. Then I turn to Nietzsche's perspectivism, with the hope of explaining why Life's perspective should be in any way privileged. Finally, I explain how trying to live from Life's perspective would force us to change our values - and, in particular, disown the values we have placed in truth (at least for its own sake) and traditional morality.

Keywords: Nietzsche, will to power, perspectivism

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Huenemann, Charlie, Nietzsche and the Perspective of Life (February 23, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

Charlie Huenemann (Contact Author)

Utah State University ( email )

Logan, UT 84322
United States

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