by Friedrich Nietzsche

1882

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This week in class, we’re reading "On the Doctrine of the Feeling of Power" by Friedrich Nietzsche.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher whose work has greatly influenced Western modern philosophy. This passage discusses Nietzsche's concept of the “will to power” (German: der Wille zur Macht), the main desire and driving force in humans.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Power & Greed as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"How does power corrupt?"

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