Third Reich: Alfred Baeumler’s ‘Heroic. Realism’. The nazis, it has long been held , were not interested in ideas.1 Arendt’s influ- ential thesis of the ‘banality of. Using the prominent National Socialist philosopher Alfred Baeumler as a prism, this article is an attempt to shed a more nuanced light on the Nietzsche/National. From Alfred Baeumler, Studien zur deutschen Geistesgeschichte (Berlin: Junker und Duennnhaupt Verlag, ), pp. ,
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Like National Socialism, Nietzsche sees in the state, in society, the “great mandatary of life,” responsible for each life’s failure to life itself.
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If in doing so he becomes the apologist for the “unconscious,” this “unconscious” is not to be understood in terms of depth pyschology. And that means training, training, training! Italics in the original. Ultimately the ideal of democratic equality rests upon the latter assumption. But for thousands of years a life-weary morality has opposed the aristocracy of the strong and healthy.
Here speaks the man who knows how much courage, how much pride, is necessary to maintain himself in the face of Fate. Junker und Duennnhaupt Verlag,pp. Rather, “unconscious” here means “perfect” and “able. Only ill-willed persons could maintain that everything that has been created by the past must now be negated. It has the choice to exist as the anti-Roman power of Europe, or not to exist. For, finally, what is the use!
Pietism was the last truly revolutionary religious movement on Lutheran soil. We call Nietzsche the philosopher of heroism.
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Alrfed herd instinct is basically altogether different from the instinct of an “aristocratic society,” composed of strong, natural men who do not permit their basic instincts to languish in favor of a mediocre average — men who know how to curb and control their passions instead of weakening or negating them.
When we call National Socialism a world view we mean that not only the bourgeois parties but also their ideologies have been annihilated. But that is only a half-truth if we do not regard him at the same time as the philosopher of activism. We hold a view of Romanticism that is different from his. The development of moral values is a,fred work of unmoral passions and considerations.
For a long time emotions will have to be kept under “tyrannical” control. What would Europe be without Germany? Retrieved from ” https: It is not enough to point out the “this-worldly” character of Nietzsche’s values if one at the same time does not want to refute the notion that values are “realized” by action.
Before his eyes stood the task of our race: This treatise deals with the great politics of virtue. Something inferior is always attached to the “realization” of given values whether these values are of a mundane or extramundane character It was a religious individualism which strengthened the inclination toward concern with self, toward psychological analysis and biographical examination.
And if today we shout “Heil Hitler! This page was last edited on 22 Decemberbaeulmer Return to Main Index. In opposition to the philosophy of the alfrfd, Nietzsche asserts the aristocracy of nature. Rather, we mean that we have entered into a new relationship with our past, that our view bqeumler been cleared for what was truly forceful in this past but which had been clouded by bourgeois ideology.
One must have the need to be strong, otherwise one never will be. Nietzsche’s “values” have nothing to do bafumler the Beyond, and therefore cannot be petrified into dogma.
He considered himself the world-historical counterpart to Plato. Here the concern is not with the instinctive and unconscious drives of an individual. But his most personal and lonely possession, the negation of bourgeois ideology as a whole, has today become the property of a generation.
What does that mean? Consciousness is only a tool, a detail in the totality of life.
He can understand man only as a warrior against Fate. Man was viewed as a wholly individual entity, cut off from all original orders and relations, a fictitious person responsible only to himself.
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He wanted to hear nothing of the state as a moral organism in Hegel ‘s sense, he also wanted to hear nothing of Bismarck ‘s Christian Lesser Germany “Kleindeutschland”. He revolts against the concept of repentance: In ourselves, through us, they rise struggling to badumler surface; they exist only as long as we make ourselves responsible for them.
Views Read Edit View history. A theory of the state is not to be found in Nietzsche’s work — but this work has opened all paths towards a new theory of the state. The Nordic melody of strife and labor sounds strong and clear here.
It takes unexcelled boldness to base a state upon the race.
He returns — as a single member in a community. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Nietzsche employs a famous antithesis to make this clear: It led men from a hopeless political reality back into their own selves and gathered them together in small private circles. The foundations of Christian morality aalfred religious individualism, a guilty conscience, meekness, concern for the eternal salvation of the soul — all are absolutely foreign to Nietzsche.