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dc.contributor.advisorStart, Lester J., 1919-2001
dc.contributor.authorDowns, Tom
dc.descriptioniv, 58 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractMy primary objective in writing this paper was to arrive at a general understanding of Friedrich Nietzsche's conception of human excellence. With this goal in mind, I chose to discuss two of Nietzsche's books, each one from different periods of his philosophical thought. The first book, from his early period, is titled, The Birth of Tragedy. The second book that I discussed, Beyond Good and Evil, is from Nietzsche's final period. I chose these two books because I felt that, together, they presented a very complete picture of Nietzsche's conception of human excellence. I have also given minor treatment to Nietzsche's middle period thought. Though I do not consider the inclusion of the thoughts of his middle period to be as crucial to an explanation of Nietzsche's conception of human excellence as is the inclusion of his early and final period thoughts, the middle period is important in that, during this time, Nietzsche was rethinking some of his early thoughts, in preparation for his final position. Secondarily, I have sought to show the degree to which Nietzsche parts ways with the whole western philosophical tradition, as set by the ancient Greek philosophers, beginning with Socrates.en_US
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dc.titleNietzsche's Conception of Human Excellenceen_US

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