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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2016, Vol. 11 Issue (2) : 298-319
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Nietzsche’s Nihilism
LI Guiyan()
College of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Nietzsche’s philosophical views have by now been superseded. He found the roots of nihilism in European society’s traditional metaphysics and Christian morality, and he located nihilism specifically within the field of morality or value. He so urgently sought to resolve the problem of nihilism that he proposed extreme methods, such as the revaluation of all values. But he did not overcome nihilism completely, though he claimed that the Overman would replace the Christian God. Nihilism is not only a European phenomenon. As a historical process, nihilism may appear in different countries. We should take a positive attitude toward this phenomenon and guide it in the right direction. Nietzsche’s ideas on nihilism are important contributions and an inspiring legacy that can help us confront contemporary phenomena.

Keywords nihilism      value      Nietzsche     
Issue Date: 21 July 2016
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LI Guiyan. Nietzsche’s Nihilism[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2016, 11(2): 298-319.
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