Analysis Of Immanuel Kant And Nietzsche

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Although Immanuel Kant and Nietzsche differed on some philosophical ideologies, yet the influence imposed on our current culture is a result of their innovative way of understanding the world around us. Today 's society follows similar ideologies, Nietzsche would oppose like, conformity, materialism, and knowledge. By the same token, the advancement of greed, envy, and technology would support Nietzsche 's philosophy. Our culture has placed more emphasis on a logical and factual method of education, and a negative stigma on enlightenment or critical thinkers, because people lack time or the effort needed for critical thinking. Being that Nietzsche gained his philosophical advancement by reading and analyzing those philosophers like Hume, Kant, …show more content…
While some might agree this concept of God was established and imposed for a long period, by Christianity, but only a few intellectual philosophers would dare to contradict Christian doctoring like, Hume, Kant, and Nietzsche. Even, though Kant 's idea of God is very similar to Christian theology, but it was viewed as blasphemy by many Christians, and Nietzsche believed a death of this idea was needed to reach full potential or "overman" (Baird and Kaufmann). As far as Kant’s ideology of God as a universal intelligence, dictating and end result in which all knowledge is connected, was his main objection. Because, according to Nietzsche, God was a fabrication, keeping people slaves to true knowledge, and Kant’s universal mind was more in tune with a natural or Darwinian theology, which was growing in popularity during his time. This was a separation from a outside force, were people began following their own path towards true knowledge. Against Christian norms, that man/woman first sin involved knowledge, and establishing a universal idea that we have the ability to dictate a different outcome to bad situations. With this in mind, a separation from a controlling force was required to advance humanity, because religion was used to carry many evils, but neither method seems capable …show more content…
However Hume should be credited for igniting Kant 's "dogmatic slumber," and creating a basis for Nietzsche to build more philosophical ideas away from the Christian morals (Baird, Kaufmann). Although Nietzsche believed Kant 's universal God, was some force of energy conforming or opposing each other, but lacked any evidence for any supernatural powers. Now, Kant 's idea of "good will," also differed from Nietzsche 's "will to power," in that all forces are “subjective” (Michels). Meaning that there is no higher force controlling matter but it 's the force/energy, furthermore this energy is the will, desire, or drive for it to survive. In other words, this will to reach a higher level of truth and social status is engrained in all humans, and the desire to envy others is a good quality. A quality suppressed by any God

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