Fugitive Pleasure and the Meaningful Life: Nietzsche on Nihilism and Higher Values

@article{Katsafanas2015FugitivePA,
  title={Fugitive Pleasure and the Meaningful Life: Nietzsche on Nihilism and Higher Values},
  author={P. Katsafanas},
  journal={Journal of the American Philosophical Association},
  year={2015},
  volume={1},
  pages={396 - 416}
}
  • P. Katsafanas
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the American Philosophical Association
ABSTRACT: Nietzsche's discussions of nihilism are meant to bring into view an intriguing pathology of modern culture: that it is unable to sustain ‘higher values’. This paper attempts to make sense of the nature and import of higher values. Higher values are a subset of final values and are distinct from foundational values. Higher values are characterized by six features: demandingness, susceptibility toward creating tragic conflicts, recruitment of a characteristic set of powerful emotions… Expand
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