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date: 21 November 2019

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This article explores Nietzsche’s anthropological philosophy—and its pivotal principle of the will to power—to gain insight into his attitude toward race, nationalism, and fascism. Nietzsche’s emphasis on sublimation rather than domination as the will to power’s most genuine exercise argues against Nazi and fascist misappropriations of his thought. For him the most sublime use of will to power is directed at self-overcoming rather than the subjugation of other.

Keywords: anthropological philosophy, race, nationalism, fascism, will to power, Friedrich Nietzsche

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