What Drives Human Thought And Action Is A Goal Of All Philosophers

1487 WordsMar 10, 20156 Pages
Having the ability to successfully understand what drives human thought and action is a goal of all philosophers. Throughout time there has been a progressive movement to transition the philosophical thought patterns we can trace through a society to one that is based on more scientific reason. But through science we are not able to fully understand all scenarios due to outside influences that may hinder a specific action. Moving away from the scientific approach, we can utilize the ideas that history has taught us. From ancient Greece to current modern philosophy, the idea of our will and how we act upon that will has been identified as an action through either our moral or religious values. Nietzsche would want us to believe that it…show more content…
The first driver is our will. Our will is ultimately what actions we take that will result in a good outcome. This outcome will not necessarily be the good for all that is involved within an action, but the overall good is reflected within the action itself. The second driver is power. Power is a continuous goal that many possess and can be traced throughout our history to reflect our personal and religious beliefs. How religious beliefs are encapsulated within one’s life can be a driving factor to where they want to be in life and what actions they will take to fulfill those actions. God is seen as the most powerful aspect of Christianity. With humans being created in his image, Nietzsche would find our values to be driven by this goal to do good in order to advance ourselves in the eyes of the church. When we think of the will to power relating to the church, Nietzsche’s view of the oppressed common man would show a negative view of how a group can take their will to power and utilize their herd mentality to try to achieve the highest role within society. When Nietzsche would show how Jewish development within the church tried to utilize the power of priestly morality to become good, he would allow for a prejudice view of the Jewish people utilizing their own beliefs to become noble within the church. This nobility would bring forward a group that wanted to develop a greater good through advances in
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