Beyond Good and Evil - Part 2: The Free Spirit - Chapters 36-44 Summary & Analysis

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What if nothing in the world was real except for our desires and passions? Suppose we succeeded in explaining our entire lives as a development and result of the will? Nietzsche believes that if the explanation were possible then all organic functions could be traced back to it - all problems and creations are of the will and nothing else.

Nietzsche asserts that if one questions God, one also questions the devil. However, one must wonder why the devil can be refuted while God remains untouched.

Nietzsche uses the French Revolution as an example of an event being viewed through incorrect interpretation. While the Revolution may have seemed superfluous to many, enthusiastic spectators throughout Europe contemplated and interpreted it according to their own indignation.

Unhappiness and evil are not opposites to happy and...

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