Nietzsche, Democracy and Transcendence

Show simple item record Van Tongeren, Paul 2007-05-10T11:02:34Z 2007-05-10T11:02:34Z 2007
dc.description.abstract Socialism, utilitarianism and democracy are, according to Nietzsche, secularised versions of Christianity. They have continued the monomaniac one-sidedness of the Christian idea of what a human being is and should be, and they have even strengthened this monomania through its ‘immanentisation’. The article shows that this ‘immanentisation’ is of crucial importance for Nietzsche's critique of democracy. This critique may suggest that Nietzsche's alternative for the disappeared Christian faith is not only a more radical rupture from the religious past, but also a re-interpretation or recreation of the notion of transcendence implied in that faith. en
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dc.identifier.citation Van Tongeren, P 2007, 'Nietzsche, Democracy and Transcendence', South African Journal of Philosophy, vol. 26, issue 1, pp. 5-16. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0258-0136
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Philosophical Society of Southern Africa en
dc.rights Philosophical Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Socialism & Christianity en
dc.subject Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 en
dc.subject Utilitarianism en
dc.subject.lcsh Philosophers
dc.subject.lcsh Transcendence (Philosophy)
dc.subject.lcsh Democracy
dc.title Nietzsche, Democracy and Transcendence en
dc.type Article en

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