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What is the Will to Power?

 
 
esthlos
 
Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 03:55 am
In Nietzsche terms , what is the Will to Power meant?
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jgweed
 
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Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 08:33 am
To answer this question properly would be to discuss almost all of the themes of Nietzsche's philosophy. The WTP, as N. understands it, is the underlying explanatory cause of both natural and human processes. In the latter case, the WTP can exhibit diseased as well as healthy forms.
Much of his writing is an attempt to see how far human phenomena could be explained as manifestations of the WTP; consequently what he meant by the term can only be understood (he was not a systematic philosopher) by examining his examples provided throughout his writings.
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void123
 
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Reply Sat 3 May, 2014 03:51 pm
@esthlos,
the fundamental driving force behind all things
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mikeymojo
 
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Reply Sat 3 May, 2014 11:27 pm
@esthlos,
The selfishness that resides in everyone.
void123
 
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Reply Sun 4 May, 2014 04:59 am
@mikeymojo,
that might be incorrect
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 4 May, 2014 05:05 am
Will To Power is a naff 80s band.
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