Re: Nietzsche and the nazi party.
Posted by NC on 2/6/2008, 8:01 pm, in reply to "Nietzsche and the nazi party."
Works of seeming necessity for your study: |
Jacomb Golomb and Robert S. Wistrich, eds., Nietzsche, Godfather of Fascism: On the Uses and Abuses of Philosophy
Babette Babich's introduction to Nietzsche, Habermas, and Critical Theory, "Habermas, Nietzsche, and the Future of Critique: Irrationality, The Will to Power, and War."
There are several other works that address these issues; some basic research will yield further titles. Other related monographs you might wish to consult would be any of the volumes written on politics, such as Ansell Pearson's and Strong's.
Why however compare violent actions and the will to power? There are numerous configurations of power for Nietzsche so when you speak of power, what precise configuration of the will to power are you speaking of? To inflict pain on others as Nietzsche explicitly outlines in aphorism 13 in The Gay Science "is a sign that we are still lacking power, or it shows a sense of frustration in the face of this poverty. . ."
: I am currently writing a large History essay
: entitled 'How far are the origins of Nazism
: philosophical' and a small part of which
: examines Nietzsche's possible influence on
: the Nazi party. Since doing my reasearch i
: have obviously found that the Nazis were
: infact wrong to cite Nietzsche as an
: I have analysed some similarities between
: Nietzsche's philosophies and the ideology of
: the Nazi party, however i was wondering if
: anybody knew of a history of some sort
: describing Nietzsche's link to Nazi
: ideology. Resources are very hard to find
: that explicitly link Nietzsche to the Nazis
: (as nearly all historians and philosophers
: agree the Nazis misused nietzsche) therefore
: a portion of my essay rests on mere
: comparisons between (for example) the
: violent actions of the nazi party and will
: to power, etc. This sadly is not solid
: enough fact, and if anybody had any
: information they could help me with at all
: it would be GREATLY appreciated.
: Thank you very much.