Beyond Good and Evil Mind Map

Beyond Good and Evil
overview
Themes
Intellectual Descendents
European morality is based on life-denying Platonism and Christianity; it is time to go beyond "good and evil" to clear a path for the higher person. Philosophers and free spirits must use their originality to create new values, unlike mere scholars who regurgitate received "truths."
Perspectivism
There is no objective truth—only many perspectives reflecting many agendas.
Will to Power
The essence of existence is to grow, spread, influence, dominate, and overcome.
The Herd Morality
Christian, democratic ideals make people harmless but impose total conformity.
Sigmund Freud
Father of psychoanalysis; built on Nietzsche's ideas about repressed drives in the unconscious mind
Martin Heidegger
Philosopher; used Nietzsche's concept of "overman" (a man who lives by his own values) to develop his ideas
Carl Gustav Jung
Father of analytic psychology; used Nietzsche's "myths" to develop a theory of universal archetypes
Symbols
Martin Buber
Theologian; used Nietzsche's ideas about will to develop concepts about leading a heroic life
Masks
Symbolize how philosophers must both reveal and conceal the truth
Mirror
Represents a mind free of preconceptions
Laughter
Signifies joyfully saying Yes to the horror and wonder of life
Author
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE 1844-1900
A prophet ahead of his time, Nietzsche offered a dear-sighted, ruthless critique of Western morality and religion that made him a key, influential forefather of modern thinking. He influenced philosophy and the arts and social sciences. He also helped lay the foundation for the psychological understanding of the unconscious mind.
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