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Peter Durno Murray

However, Nietzsche’s own use of the term ‘theodicy’ is a little more circumspect. Thus the gods justify the life of humanity by living it themselves – the only satisfactory theodicy! 79 Here, ‘the only satisfactory theodicy’ refers to that created by Greek culture considered to be at ‘the Apolline stage

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Lívia Flachbartová

. Undoubtedly the life of a wise man ought to be to others an example of living. If all should imitate the wisdom of these, how will states exist? But perhaps the same Cynics were able to afford an example of modesty, who lived with their wives in public. 38 I know not how they could defend virtue, who took

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Peter Durno Murray

labyrinth of modern decadence and the heart of European nihilism, into and out of which – guided by a ‘thread’ – will to power moves away from personal resentment and the motivating force of revenge. A stifling self-contempt is quarantined and the direction of a glimpsed liberation is discerned within life

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Joshua M. Hall

three things, finally, is that all commanding involves “an experiment and a risk.” 59 For example, Nietzsche writes, “the living” being “must become the judge and avenger and victim of its own law,” and in so doing, this living being “risks—life itself.” 60 As an apparent reward for having thus boldly

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Evald Ilyenkov

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the afterlife, eternal life in a heavenly paradise. In order to reach this highest goal, humans were supposed to act in a certain way. As means and ways of reaching this eternal ideal, the church offered obedience to fate and the powers that be, humiliation of the flesh and its desires, rejection of

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Sanjay Lal

the ideology motivating their actions is eradicated, we have not dealt with our true problem. As Nagel puts it further, in such situations we are not treating opponents as subjects but rather directing our hostile actions to them as individuals free from a wider moral context. 11 Indeed moral

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Pavol Sucharek

over a living human being also indicates power over life and death”. 72 A specific human existence, individualised by particular psychosomatic acts (reproducing, outlining one’s life project, cultivating of the disorganised nature), on its horizontal, creates a trajectory of one’s own purpose

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Mark P. Worrell

substitutes reality with mathematized relations between variables, has no place for living, organic life and replaces life with abstract fabrications ( Forrester 1981 : 61). 68 9 Marxist Association Marxists still have a conception of society but, invariable, it is of a pejorative variety such that society is

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Mark P. Worrell

. Ignorance is even a necessity and virtue of collaborative life. “As people invented new tools for new ways of living, they simultaneously created new realms of ignorance; if everyone had insisted on, say, mastering the principles of metalworking before picking up a knife, the Bronze Age wouldn’t have

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Edward Demenchonok

living throughout one’s life. Foucault pays attention to the development of a certain culture of taking care of oneself. It becomes a common philosophical theme, elaborated by Epicureans, Stoics, Cynics, and Pythagoreans. Their ideas are related to the practice of the self and are guides in the way of