This paper will examine philosopher and critical thinker Friedrich Nietzsche’s, derogatory position towards the religion of Christianity. The paper will study and analyze The Antichrist and On the Genealogy of Morality, both of which are later and acknowledged works by Nietzsche. Research issues that will be addressed include Nietzsches comprehensive critique of the values and teachings of Christianity, with the contemporary Christian morality and as his main focus of denigration. The papers objective is to investigate whether Nietzsche asserts an antagonism, or an opposing moral alternative to the morality he berates and decries. This objective will be reached by applying the method of hermeneutics, the process of which accounts for various concepts described in Nietzsche’s works, which are then interpreted and analyzed in a whole and undivided perspektive. The examination clarifies and applies selected theories of Mette Blok, Jørgen Hass, Ole Morsing, Sverre Raffnsøe and Peter Thielst, through their explanatory and analyzing works on Nietzsche and his authorship. The examination concludes that while Nietzsche calls for a revaluation of all values through his extensive critique of Christianity and it’s moral, he does not directly suggest a moral alternative, though an alternative can be considered implied though the concepts of Nietzsche’s will to power, superman, and master morality.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||11 jun. 2013|