Nietzsche Skepticism Analysis

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How does Nietzsche’s encouragement of skepticism reflect the relationship between truth and religion?
How does his argument about the truth relate to yours?

Beyond Good and Evil explores the relationship between faith and philosophy, while also considering the implications of believing in truth. By arguing for enlightened philosophers to condemn Christianity, Nietzsche claims that believing in anything is deceiving one’s self. He acknowledges the benefits of Christianity in providing order for the common people and for giving them faith in something they could not disprove. Conversely, he claims the strength of a person’s spirit can be measured by how much truth they can tolerate, as with more truth people lose their foundation of belief.
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However, in order to progress it is important to consider these and other questions. Just accepting things for the way they are both restricts and frees the mind. Conversely, to search for answers and believing them wholeheartedly is dangerous. With the rejection of religion, people have turned to science. This conversation appears to be good in many ways, however, the science has simply created another belief system - one just as intolerant. To have information provided to you as the absolute truth in dangerous in any situation - now, though, there is evidence to support the facts. Whereas with religion there was no proof, science can back itself up. To not question evidence puts people at risk of being dominated and intolerant. We now believe we have the absolute truth and anyone who does not believe in it is inherently wrong; though many religions and groups have believed they were right before, being supported by science makes people feel like an exception to those who ignorantly believe in what they are told. The divide has grown now that it isn’t two religious groups in opposition to each other, both believing in their subjective truths. Confidence in science has made people certain of…show more content…
Assuming everything exists as it seems, consider how many layers of truth there are. Nietzsche claims philosophy is a product of the philosopher ad greatly reflects their personal morality. This personal philosophy reflects the philosopher 's perceptions and prejudices, which are in turn guided by their experience. Nietzsche is encouraging skepticism of his work as it too is personal and not fact; further, he claims the points he lands on are not necessarily the truest ones, rather they are reflective of what he wants to reveal and conceal. He states,

In encouraging skepticism over what he is concealing, Nietzsche is asking the reader to recognize that while his philosophical points have value in themselves, the evaluation of them shows that the mere appearance of their meaning is not it in entirety, that the reader must dissect more and try to find what he is concealing. Just as with any information, the receiver of it must evaluate the implicit and explicit
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