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Friedrich Nietzsche on Democracy - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 377
Democracy/Nietzsche/Höffe: In the evaluation of the modern form of government, democracy, political esteem is combined with the elitist superiority of apolitics. According to Nietzsche, democracy may be boring, but it is useful for the many, because it makes their lives bearable. The free spirits, however, should be allowed "to conceive the happiness of the many, if one understands by that the peoples or classes of the population, as not so important" (§ 438)(1).




1. F. Nietzsche Ein Blick auf den Staat. In: F. Nietzsche, Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, 1878


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Nie I
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe Berlin 2009

Nie V
F. Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil 2014

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016


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