Comparing Nietzsche's Beyond Good And Evil

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Fredrick Nietzsche was a late nineteenth century German philosopher. Nietzsche’s philosophy claimed that a small portion of humans exist who are more advanced than all others are called Uberman, and in order to advance the human population into a superior state of thinking and physical achievements, all resources must go to the Uberman. Nietzsche argued that human advancement was stagnant and for humans to becoming a more advanced race, these Uberman must repopulate and not the average person. With the aim of human progression in mind, Nietzsche proposed that humanity needs to find every Uberman and devote all resources towards them with little contribution towards the betterment of average person. An Uberman is a human that is far more capable …show more content…

Nietzsche wrote in Beyond Good and Evil, “The long and serious study of the average man requires a great deal of disguise, self-overcoming, confidentiality, bad company (all company is bad company except with your equals)” (Paragraph 26). Nietzsche claimed an Uberman possessed superiority over everything, mentally and physically, over the average human and only through observation and testing would one be able to set a dividing standard between human and Uberman. So, is there really a so called Uberman among humanity? There are simply to many holes in Nietzsche’s theories on Ubermanism. A major problem is some people are superior thinkers than others, just like some people are superior in athletics. So at what point does someone go from being great, to a class of Uberman status? Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, and Bryce Harper are controversially the best baseball players of this generation, are they considered to be an Uberman? However, what about all of the players in Major League Baseball? Less than .5% of all the people who want to become a professional baseball player are actually

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