Nietzsche’s Thoughts about Freewill and their comparison to Augustine, Descartes and Kant

Friedrich Nietzsche was a renowned philosopher who based his arguments and thoughts of others on free will and truthfulness of doctrines of Judeo-Christian morality and religion. He was very critical in defining concept of freewill as he looked at both the positive and negative sides of the ideology. His ideological works are phenomenal with the arguments held on moral belief, as either false or true depending with society set up in question, of a transcendent world. Nietzsche thought of physical freedom as the power of will which is over one’s actions and steers them to do things without being pushed by anybody but as guided by their conscience. He saw will as a strong force from inward that had power over many things and it ruled instead of being ruled hence giving human beings the sense of power over self and being a determinant of our decisions.

He basically argued that the power of free will was a representative of cause of an error. By this he meant that the freedom of every person’s freewill was reserved in their desire to pursue something but had to bear the consequence of the outcome whether good or bad. This is the ultimate desire to endure the responsibility of one’s actions and accept without any chance of connecting it to unfairness from God, ancestors or blame on the society. He further claimed that the group of people who usually had to face the non-free will believed in the question of reality of strong or weak perspectives in the society (Boeree 2009). Nietzsche’s arguments focuses on the cause of an action’s outcome from the freedom of doings things that people like to do, but owning up is what makes a difference regarding…



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