Authenticity in the Philosophy of Nietzsche

  • Joseph McBride


There is, as we have seen, a negative side to the philosophy of Nietzsche. It consists, for the most part, in a critique of Weltanschauungen and, in particular, of the Christian world view. Nietzsche’s thought also has a positive aspect, however, for his primary philosophic concern is not merely to proclaim his atheism but to erect an existential ethic on the basis of a death of God position.1 This section will be devoted to a consideration of the nature and origin of that ethic which left such a deep impression on the young Camus. While it is the product of Nietzsche’s mature philosophy, it has its roots in The Birth of Tragedy.


Psychological Principle Christian Morality Fine Nature Deep Impression Aesthetic Phenomenon 
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© Joseph McBride 1992

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