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The Secret of Life: Explorations of Nietzsche’s Conception of Life as Will to Power

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AbstractThe essay presents a series of explorations of Nietzsche’s conception of life as will to power, relying extensively on fragments from Nietzsche’s later notebooks, but also commenting on key selections from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and On the Genealogy of Morality. I argue that Nietzsche understands himself to be engaged in a unique kind of phenomenology of the body, and that will to power, as the primal force of life, should be understood not only as a creative and unifying life-force, but equally as a force of differentiation and obliteration.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Philosophy, DePaul University ChicagoUSA


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