Nietzsche’s Perspectivism

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Essay #: 057142
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The beginning:
Nietzsche's Perspectivism
1 “Philosophy…will [discharge its most inner arbitrary power] on something it perceives…as something real.” 2 “But…the last thing we should do is be ungrateful for such determined reversals of customary perspectives…” 3“The only seeing we have is seeing from a perspective…” 4 “…the ascetic ideal arises out of the instinct for protection and salvation…”
5 “…this ascetic priest, this apparent enemy of living, this man who denies—he belongs with all the great conserving and affirming forces of life.” 6 “He [man] is the great experimenter with himself, unhappy and dissatisfied, who struggles for ultimate mastery…who never gets any rest from his own inner powers, so that his future relentlessly burrows…into the flesh...
The end:
..... "redemption" considered attainable through virtue…” 31 “Now that he has been embraced by a form of his knowing self, he has no consciousness any more of what is outer or inner.” 32 “…the loss of suffering—something which suffering and fundamentally disgruntled people have to consider their highest good,…”
Truth is the ability to remain strong in the face of a number of perspectives and the lowest of human tendencies such as hatred. Truth is suffering, not seeking a false escape from it. Truth is not to be found in self-pity or in guilt, nor in seeking “the removal of goals, wishes, and acts” or seeking a place “beyond good and evil.” The one who understands this view of truth is the one who holds power over others, like the ascetic priest.