Are Values of Social or Individual Origin? And what is the Purpose of Values?

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Abstract

This second paper discusses the question of whether values are created by an individual subject and reflect its world view and way of life, or, instead, whether they are the outcome of socio-historical processes and reflect the culture of a particular people or age as well as whether values are for the sake of individuals or for the sake of the collective or society. It provides a summary of the current debate on these questions and briefly addresses the question of whether Nietzsche's consideration of plant life offers an answer to them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-141
Number of pages6
JournalNietzsche-Studien: Internationales Jahrbuch für die Nietzsche-Forschung
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • and the state
  • Nietzsche on plants and the goals of humanity
  • Origin and purpose of values

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