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Nietzsche on Reality as Will to Power: Toward an "Organization–Struggle" Model

Nietzsche on Reality as Will to Power: Toward an "Organization–Struggle" Model Nietzsche on Reality as Will to Power: Toward an "Organization­Struggle" Model CIANO AYDIN he goal of this article is to shed light on Nietzsche's notion of reality through a critical examination of the notions "will to power," "struggle," and "organization." In the first section, I discuss the ontological status of the will to power. I then elaborate this notion on the basis of the (relation among the) concepts "organization" (section 2), "form" (section 3), and struggle (section 4). Although I discuss the concept of form in a separate section, I argue later that organization and form are too interrelated to be conceived as distinct elements. In section 5, I test the "organization­struggle" model that I have developed by applying it to the problem of decadence. I then conclude with a short discussion of the results of this study and also of some problems it raises. 1. The Ontological Status of the Will to Power From the beginning of the second half of the 1880s Nietzsche proclaimed explicitly that all reality is will to power: "The world viewed from inside, [. . .] it would be simply `will to power'and nothing else--" (BGE36; cf. ZII: "Self-Overcoming"; BGE 13). His http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Nietzsche on Reality as Will to Power: Toward an "Organization–Struggle" Model

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 33 (1) – Jul 25, 2007

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Nietzsche on Reality as Will to Power: Toward an "Organization­Struggle" Model CIANO AYDIN he goal of this article is to shed light on Nietzsche's notion of reality through a critical examination of the notions "will to power," "struggle," and "organization." In the first section, I discuss the ontological status of the will to power. I then elaborate this notion on the basis of the (relation among the) concepts "organization" (section 2), "form" (section 3), and struggle (section 4). Although I discuss the concept of form in a separate section, I argue later that organization and form are too interrelated to be conceived as distinct elements. In section 5, I test the "organization­struggle" model that I have developed by applying it to the problem of decadence. I then conclude with a short discussion of the results of this study and also of some problems it raises. 1. The Ontological Status of the Will to Power From the beginning of the second half of the 1880s Nietzsche proclaimed explicitly that all reality is will to power: "The world viewed from inside, [. . .] it would be simply `will to power'and nothing else--" (BGE36; cf. ZII: "Self-Overcoming"; BGE 13). His

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The Journal of Nietzsche StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Jul 25, 2007

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