Date of Award
Master of Arts
Luca Ferrero, Andrea Westlund
Autonomy, Nietzsche, Responsibility, Will Unification
The modern analytic’s conception of morality usually grounds the agent’s mo-rality in some conception of responsibility and autonomy. Friedrich Nietzsche agrees that morality should be grounded in responsibility and autonomy, however his con-ceptions of responsibility and autonomy are quite different from the modern analytic literature. In this paper, I present Nietzsche’s account of autonomy and responsibility. In part one, I describe Nietzsche’s beliefs about human nature and how the human psyche became disparate. The sovereign individual is also introduced as the Nie-tzschean ideal capable of autonomy and responsibility. The second part of the paper refines Nietzshce’s ideas concerning both the will and free will and their relation to morality. Finally, I argue that Nietzsche provides a process of how a disparate individ-ual may become an autonomous and responsible individual.
Smith, Waylon Jennings, "Nietzsche's Autonomy, Responsibility, and Will Unification" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1541.