Linda Farmer (Committee Member), Donovan Miyasaki (Committee Chair), Sean Wilson (Committee Member)
Master of Humanities (MHum)
My thesis is that Nietzsche's political philosophy is a form of aristocratic radicalism, which means that society should be ruled by the few. The goal of Nietzsche's political system is the furthering of higher culture. He rejects most modern ethical and political philosophies, because they are harmful to life, especially for the aristocratic noble types of people. Nietzsche favors an aristocratic politics, because this system can best accomplish his goals, such as the revaluation of old values and the creation of new ones. I will be arguing against those who think that he is either a radical democrat or that he has no political philosophy at all.
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