Nietzsche's Theory Of Relativism Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Based upon these basic principles, Nietzsche saw that at face value, there would not be absolute truths, because there would not be anything outside of one’s own experience, and reality would be limited to the finite interpretation of the human mind. With this idea, he threw out the existence of God, since he is described as an infinite and absolute being, and any other types of absolute truth that could infer out of perspective knowledge. However, Nietzsche’s view of relativism is flawed because of the fact that if a person does not understand a concept or has no current proof of something does not make it false or …show more content…
Without absolute truth, life then has no limits, no constants to back off of, which is quite contrary to the human experience. Mankind is quite used to having certain principles, constantly working, such as gravity, causation, and morality. Without these absolute truths, then there would be no structure to life, and so reality could be changed and these principles could be altered in one moment to the next. Now, it could also be said that man could have certain truths that are real to himself or that are absolute only for his perspective. From this, he would not be able to prove that others have that same structure, because no one can change their perspective to become another’s. Then, the reason for that structure would be as Nietzsche says the will of power, in order to make a difference in their individual world, they would put a structure on reality. However, the source of this will of power would have to be something outside our experience, because it would need to come from something that it not from us. Or will of power would in itself be an absolute truth that could be used to show that there would be something beyond each person’s experience that they would not be able to explain. Thus, there are things that are outside of human experience at a set point in time that prove that there are absolute truths, and disprove Nietzsche’s form of relativism. Although, there is still question on what types of ideas are absolute, how can someone believe in something that they cannot experience in the here and now, but must experience in a future point in time, and whether or not those experiences are even valid in order to understand reality as it is. But, at least when one believes in absolute truths, the world can be understood one step at a time, with a structure that works all the

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