On Nietzsche

An Analytic Introduction to Nietzsche's Thought

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1. Mind as the Mirror of World
2. Mind as the Mirror of Mind
3. Looking at the World from the Inside
4. The World: Space, Time, and Possibility
5. Self-Reflection and Self-Destruction
6. The Self-Delusion of Western Thought
7. Self-Delusion and Self-Degradation
8. From Self-Negation to Objectivity
9. From Objectivity to Self-Affirmation

2. Religion

1. Magical Supernaturalism
2. Moral Supernaturalism
3. Ascetic Supernaturalism
4. Religious Supernaturalism and Asceticism
5. Opposition to Christianity
6. Christ versus Christianity
7. Christian Ascetic Supernaturalism
8. Philosophical Ascetic Supernaturalism
9. Scientific Supernaturalism
10. The Death of the Christian God
11. Nihilism
12. Buddhism
13. Opposition to the Nihilistic Religion
14. Alternatives to Ascetic Supernaturalism
15. Absolute Affirmation

3. Knowledge

1. The Evolution of Cognition
2. Truth versus Utility
3. Life-Preserving Errors
4. The Fictions of Identity and Equality
5. The Self-Interpretation of Thought
6. The Projection of the Ego and the Will
7. The Fiction of Substances
8. The Fiction of Causality
9. Regularities and Laws of Nature
10. Mathematics
11. The Virtuous Circle of Knowledge
12. The Joyful Wisdom
13. Self-Conscious Science
14. Reconceiving the Self and the Will

4. The Will to Power

1. The Continuous Flux of Possibilities
2. There are no Equal Things
3. Worlds of Relationships
4. Striving for Power over Everything
5. Logical Striving for Victory over Limitation
6. The Striving Possibles
7. That No Than Which No Greater is Possible
8. The Dice Game
9. The World and its Universes
10. Freedom and Destiny
11. That Yes Than Which No Greater is Possible

5. Herd and Individual

1. The Human Animal
2. Mediocrity and Excess
3. Consciousness as Herd Instinct in the Individual
4. Language as Herd Instinct in the Individual
5. Social Conventions
6. Morality as Herd Instinct in the Individual
7. The Natural History of Morals
8. Master & Slave Moralities
9. Christian Morality as Slave Morality
10. Justice and Cooperation among Peers
11. The Will to Power and Political Organization
12. Noble and Servile Characters
13. Spiritual Progress from Lower to Higher Culture
14. The Free Spirit and the Bound Spirit
15. The Superhuman
16. Affirmative Ethics and Politics

6. Eternal Recurrence

1. Occurrence and Recurrence
2. Recurrence and Immortality
3. Presentations of Eternal Recurrence
4. Going Through All the Combinations
5. Repetition in Games
6. Physics Neither Affirms nor Refutes Recurrence
7. The Example of the Recurrence of Chess
8. The Unit of Recurrence is the Whole Universe
9. Spatial and Temporal Recurrence
10. Trees within Trees
11. Past and Future Selves
12. Conclusion