Take Home Final Essay

Presented To : Dr. Switzer
Name: Ahmed Marwan Said Megawer
ID:900060810 Philosophy 220

Nietzsche in his quote argues on 4 different proposals. this is the apparent world and at the same time it is the real world. roams in a certain location. I believe that Nietzsche argues that there is no such hidden part. However. but this reality is un-provable.Nietzsche s four propositions showed a very unique methodology in the way of presenting his ideas. let us assume that he holds a gun and chases and kill beasts. The character in the video game can never visualize or acknowledge 2 . or what we actually visualize. to a person playing a game is quite sure that the life the character is living is unreal. and so forth. and what we visualize in fact is reality itself.Philosophy Take Home Essay The following essay is an analysis of the first passage taken from one of Nietzsche s worksentitled "Twilight of the Idols". taking into consideration that there is always a hidden part or an unknown part in our life. Nietzsche definitely has a point here. First proposition: Nietzscheargues in his first proposition that we human beings most of the time believe in what is apparent . He wears certain clothes. If we consider that a person is actually a character in a video game. To him. I think that many of those ideas some how are similar and agrees with some of Descartesproposals especially the idea of the true and real world in his first two propositions. Well. On the other hand. a combat-type game.

of nothingness. if we reach that conclusion then how can we define something that is nonexistent? If something is nonexistent. Well. While we re living the dream we would never ever realize or believe that we are dreaming. I disagree with Nietzsche at this point. Ifwe thought that all what we re living in might just be a dream that one day we might wake up from. 3 . and therefore we cannot define its attributes and characteristics. and therefore he cannot prove that his life is real another kind of reality that is absolutely indemonstrable . as Nietzsche noted. Our minds cannot build or visualize a picture of it. We did not experience it before. cause no one living the dream with you will ever tell and even if some one tells you that you are dreaming while you re in your dream you will never believe him cause this will be totally un-provable Second proposition: The distinguishable marks which have been given to the true being of things are the distinguishing marks of the nonbeing. I believe that Nietzsche means by untrue nonbeing. and by nonbeing nothingness. In a sense. I think that Descartes thoughts that all of us might be living in a very big dream some how agrees with Nietzsche s proposition. then we do not have idea about it. In the second proposition Nietzsche claims that the same criteria or the same attributes that one can define things that are true are those of things that are untrue. if we do not have a clear perception about something.such thing. and by nothingness nonexistence. we cannot compare it to something else.

the real world is different. Scientists. From the point of view of the other person. insofar as just a moral-optical illusion. trying to break into that car. It is just a moral-optical illusion since the person watching the scene thinks that the other person is stealing the car. he is trying to steal the car. for example. Let us consider the example of a person seeing another person standing by a car. If the person trying to unlock the car is actually the car owner. civilization would not have existed. we don t have the appropriate skills that enables us to 4 . This true world is in fact an apparent world. this true world of the person watching the scene is actually the apparent world. Supporting the previous quote. would not have reached what they have achieved. especially. With contradiction. the true world of the watcher is constructed by contradicting the actual world.The true world has been constructed by contradicting the actual world. but he is trying to forcefully open it because let s say he forgot his keys inside. with no innovation what so ever. new ideas come to place and therefore we witness such ideas put into practice and this what constructs the true world . on the other hand by telling such stories we waste our time to explore own real life . I support Nietzsche in his argument here. So. which was not stealing at all! Third Proposition: Nietzsche argues that telling fictional stories doesn t serve for any good. according to him. if they did not deviate from the norm. If people were to follow each other conventionally.

it might not be the real case. Fourth Proposition: If we consider that declining life means that life has an end. which was the case at this period of time. Nietzsche is not totally wrong in his claim that human beings aren t qualified to slander. Assuming that dreaming gives us the power to slander. This in fact is a revenge of our true life because we think that this wild dream is serving our good. assuming that the another world is the dream. then declining life inspires us to divide the world into true and apparent. because if life has an end. Nietzsche wishes that people spent their time aiming to find the truth of their life and seek their happiness without involving any supernatural elements.invent such stories. but to live in reality. at the end of the day most of our dreams or goals that we wish to attain are in fact just inspirations of our every day affairs that one-day might turn into reality. However. For example many of the old movies shows our current technological achievements and advancements as sciences fictions. and look down upon life. I can feel that Nietzsche does not want people to get haunted by their dreams. I believe that instincts can be altered while dreaming and that Nietzsche compares telling fictional stories to dreaming. trivialize matters. If we think of Nietzsche s argument more deeply taking into account that his book was written near the end of the 19th century. Consider the example of a person dreams marrying a certain woman he wished to marry in the true life . trivialize. Who knows. 5 . and therefore it is not logical to tell fictional stories of another world.

In that case. meaning. tragic artists are not pessimists in fact. they say yes to everything questionable . there must exist a true part. just like Christianity. this leaves a room for a true part different from what is apparent to them. Nietzsche supports his own words by mentioning. we agree that he drew the apparent part. Since. which in fact is the true part. which we only knew the apparent part in it. in which he talked about nothingness . 6 . the artist draws the apparent part. the artist now has the same style of Christianity. because he is never certain that the person he is drawing is actually evil. I believe that Nietzsche does not believe that life has an end. if an artist draws a picture of someone he classifies as evil. a declining life is a motive for knowing the true part. Consequently. contradicting with the second proposition. supporting the idea of dividing the world into a true part and an apparent part. Since artists are eager to know the truth about everything. then they must believe that all what they appear to know is apparent. which believes in the existence of a divided world. his drawing portrays how evil the person is to him. according to a perception he has developed. I think he does not believe in the unknown . Therefore.we will be able to know the true part that we were not familiar with during our life. For example.

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