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Re: Nietzsche and Machiavelli
Posted by Rainer on 9/25/2006, 1:41 am, in reply to "Re: Nietzsche and Machiavelli"
There is also Dom Dombrwosky's book "Nietzsche's Machiavellian Politics" Find a chapter excerpt and info here: |
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: where can i kind nietzsche's clearest
: statement on his understanding of
:1. Will to Power and the Principalities
: After seeing the synopsis of the
: discussion, it is the time then therefore to
: realize their similarities and
: dissimilarities of how the will to power of
: Nietzsche create the world of the
: Ubermensch, and how the Principalities of
: Machiavelli became the kingdom of the Prince
: and represent as his ultimate power.
: Nietzsche’s will to power is not merely a
: state or Dominion but a state of living
: itself. The will to power is defined by so
: many things including his notion of Apollo
: and Dionysus, where life itself is hence
: will to power though the respective
: representation of arts, and other energies
: of life. Hence will to power here is seen
: directly as merely as representation of life
: and that it is the will to power. Like
: Apollo who represents dreams, images and
: others that in reality it is express in
: painting poetry and others, and it brings an
: individuation of things. On the other hand
: like Dionysus who represents chaos and
: energies that hinders any form and
: principles of life. Hence their fusion is
: that manifests the picture of will to power
: as to affirm life in the fullest and to
: overcome one self. Or will to power is seen
: in the master and slave morality where
: masters have this power to create and that
: they have the drive to aim for another
: sphere of life to be superior not merely on
: the herd but above aristocrats and to become
: the ideal creature of Nietzsche which is the
: Superman. In the same way the masters are
: not the only one who has the will to power
: but also the herd they have this will and
: demand to become master and aim for
: ubermenschen. There is however meanness of
: dominance over another. This is however
: entails freedom in which man has ‘will’ and
: nothing but will to power. Hence the main
: assertion of will to power is the will to
: create and the drive to create.
: Regarding the principality of Machiavelli,
: this is the State or dominion which is the
: sign of power for the prince through the
: acquisition of the monarchy. Over and above
: the way prince acquire principalities is the
: quantum of his power. Thus he willed it on
: his own or he acquired it to some other way
: such as by blood or by succession. Hence
: power itself is not only willed by a prince
: but also by other people. Hence this is the
: quantum of power that they have to choose
: one among them to become a prince thus power
: itself is present in acquiring principality.
: Their similarity then is that they both
: represent power and as a means for power
: will to power and principalities gave more
: exact in giving the definition of power.
: That is will to power is power itself you
: have the demand and the freedom in you.
: However principality is limited however
: acquiring it is a sign of power that you
: have the state and a prince is ruling in it.
: However, power will never be attain without
: the will to power and the principality.
: Moreover to construe this two will to power
: can be a means in order to gain principality
: and to rule like a prince and the overman
: over humanity.
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