Rüdiger Bittner | A Nietzschean Ethics

The Center for Contemporary Critical Thought presents

A Nietzschean Ethics: A Presentation by Rüdiger Bittner

The talk will argue that there is a Nietzschean ethics, Nietzsche’s immoralism notwithstanding. This ethics is centered, not on the imperative to become who one is, but on virtues, ways to live in which one finds satisfaction in accordance with what one has learnt so far. Nietzschean virtues, however, are personal, not human virtues. To specify what people in general should and should not do is not within the power of this ethics. Nietzsche did put forward such claims, but they are unfounded. His important ethical message is rather the end of moral shame and guilt and, positively, the opening of human self-confidence.

Responses by Robert Gooding-Williams and Taylor Carman

Moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt


March 3, 2017 at 12:10pm in Philosophy Hall 612