In Beyond Good And Evil

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The most widespread story in human history describes the horrors of Nazi Germany. Recreated in novels, movies, writings, and theatre, this brutal tragedy is familiar in the minds of all. Seemingly enthralled by the captivating tale, our interminable interest in the Nazis is habitual, neurotic, and borderline obsessive. Why does it so easily capture our attention? Observers figure that this macabre story signifies the lowest of lows in our pathetic and quondam attempt to be “sivilized.” Perhaps our fascination with this historic tale lies in the baseless optimism that our whole world may soon experience a Damascene conversion. After the impending growth and development of Greece and Rome following their advancement in the fields of science and…show more content…
4 Perhaps one of the most horrifying experiments of all was preformed by Josef Mengele, also known as the “Angel of Death,” who sewed together a set of twins in an attempt to create Siamese twins. 1 In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche refers to several men as the “finest examples” of “marvelously incomprehensible and inexplicable beings, those enigmatical men, predestined for conquering and circumventing others” – in other words, they were the closest to being recognized as his first Übermensch; the first being Alcibiades, a statesman, general, and strategic advisor who played a key role in a string of Athenian victories, changed allegiances often, and fled to escape sacrilege charges after trying to create and impose his own values. 2 The next was Julius Caesar – known as one of the greatest military commanders in history, as well as a Roman statesman, general, and author, he played a critical role in the rise of the Roman Empire and was defiant when asked to step down from his position of power and…show more content…
As, “methods of teaching improve,” it became, “possible to reach the frontier of knowledge,” much faster than ever before. As many expected, “scientific advance to continue…it increasingly attract[ed] the best brains.” With so many progressions in numerous fields, knowledge became accessible to the masses. Unfortunately, the, “explosive forces,” generated by this new information made it, “impossible to preserve the kind of society in which science can flourish.” Here, Russell describes the, “arrival of science in an environment that [was] not ripe for it.” Typically such innovation would be a period of growth in the positive direction, however it was much the opposite now that, “modern states,” had to, “compete for nuclear physicists.” Regrettably this new information was now being used for corrupt purposes. Additionally, it began raising questions that took us, “beyond the sphere of science,” and into the, “imaginative understanding of mass phycology,” along with their, “ethics and moral codes.” While advancements were being made, “science…cannot supply us with an ethic,” and we were left at a loss. In search of a, “somewhat different moral code from the one inherited by the past,” we were led back, once again, to science. It may not be able to give us virtue,
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