Nietzsche's Impact Of Perspectivism

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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is one of humanity's most influential and amaranthine thinkers. He was a German philosopher, political critic, philologist, writer, and poet. Some of his most famous works include Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1891), Beyond Good and Evil (1886), The Gay Science (1882), The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Twilight of the Idols (1889), The Will to Power (1901), etc. His impact isn't just on recently found scholarly insight, but additionally on the way numerous contemporary Western philosophers approach "life". The struggle for love, the journey for self-actualization and enormity, the cry for following your passion and making your life a masterpiece — these are all
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He advocates something different from relativism, known as "perspectivism". Perspectivism, briefly, means that every assertion, viewpoint, notion, or philosophy is related to some or the other perspective and that it is not possible for humans to detach themselves from these perspectives in order to grasp the objective Truth. The sole aim of the philosopher, according to him, is to learn, embrace, and test the many alternate viewpoints in order to gauge a better understanding of the ultimate Truth. This procedure may even require approaching the world with contradicting perspectives. While Nietzsche isn't sure whether this will necessarily eventually uncover the absolute Truth, (because it can never be completely disclosed—thanks to our biases), he feels one can get close to it. As I was reading about Nietzsche's idea of perspectivism, I couldn't help but wonder how similar it was to John Boyd's OODA Loop, one of the greatest military strategies ever devised. Nation-states around the world till today adopt the OODA strategy, that is, Observe-Orient-Decide-Act, as part of their military strategy. The most important step, Orientation, involves re-directing and re-phrasing your behavior and mind according to the ever-changing situations around you. For scholarly development and advancement in a constantly moving and dubious environment, be it politically, economically, or militarily, it is a meta-paradigm especially relevant in today's world for constructing a healthy and robust toolbox of cognitive representations and evaluating these intellectual frameworks as and when
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