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The Flame of EternityAn Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought$
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Krzysztof Michalski

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691143460

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.001.0001

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The Time Is at Hand

The Time Is at Hand

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(p.62) V The Time Is at Hand
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The Flame of Eternity
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Krzysztof Michalski

, Benjamin Paloff
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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.003.0005

This chapter examines Nietzsche's argument that all knowledge is inherently moral, as applicable to science. Regardless of the content of scientific assertions, scientific activity is an endeavor undertaken for one reason or another and, as such, expresses the conscious or unconscious preferences of those who engage in it; it testifies to what they believe is good, and what they believe is evil. Science carries this moral sense, too. However, according to Nietzsche, the moral character of modern science consists of its lie and its deception (in other words, its nihilism): it tries to turn our attention away from the Apocalypse, from the end of everything and the new beginning hidden in every moment of our lives.

Keywords:   science, modern science, Apocalypse, knowledge, morality, nihilism, deception

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