FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

SOCIAL ORIGIN OF MORALS, CHRISTIAN ETHICS, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ATHEISM IN HIS THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS

Authors

  • Marian Hillar Center for Philosophy and Socinian Studies

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/eph.v16i1.71

Keywords:

atheism, humanism, metaphysics, Nietzsche

Abstract

A survey essay exploring Nietzsche's intellectual trajectory and especially his notion of the ascetic ideal and its implications for atheism.

Author Biography

Marian Hillar, Center for Philosophy and Socinian Studies

Marian Hillar, M.D., Ph.D., philosopher, theologian, and scientist, took his degrees from the University Medical School of Danzig and studied at the Jagiellonian University and at Sorbonne. He did research and taught in Europe at the University Medical School of Danzig and Università degli studi di Camerino, and in the United States at Baylor College of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine. He is currently professor of philosophy and biochemistry and the director of the Center for Philosophy and Socinian Studies. He is the author of The Case of Michael Servetus (1511-1553) - The Turning Point in the Struggle for Freedom of Conscience (Edwin Mellen Press, 1997) and of Michael Servetus: Intellectual Giant, Humanist, and Martyr (University Press of America: Lanham, New York, Oxford, 2002). Together with Christopher A. Hoffman he is translating a major work of Servetus of the which first part was already published: The Restoration of Christianity. An English Translation of Christianismi restitutio (1553) by Michael Servetus (1511-1553) (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2007). In addition he wrote two books in biochemistry and authored about 130 papers and abstracts on various subjects. His specialties are modern and classical languages and history of philosophy and religions. He is a world expert on the development and ideas of the Socinian movement in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the precursor of the Enlightenment and American democracy. He is a member of numerous scholarly organizations and is listed in "Who's Who In Theology and Science."

References

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy and The Genealogy of Morals, translated by Francis Golfing, Anchor Books, New York, 1956.

Peter Singer, ed., A Companion to Ethics, Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 1993.

Immanuel Kant, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, translated with an introduction by Lewis White Beck, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1988.

Marc D. Hauser, Moral Minds. How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong, HarperCollins, New York, 2006.

Pascal Boyer, Religion Explained. The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought, Basic Books, New York, 2001.

Eugen Karl Dühring, The Value of Existence, A course in Philosophy, (Der Werth des Lebens; eine Denkerbetrachtung im sinne heroischer Lebensauffassung), O.R. Reisland, Leipzig, 1922.

Published

2013-10-09

How to Cite

Hillar, M. (2013). FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE: SOCIAL ORIGIN OF MORALS, CHRISTIAN ETHICS, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ATHEISM IN HIS THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS. Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, 16(1), 71–96. https://doi.org/10.1558/eph.v16i1.71

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