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dc.contributor.authorFrazer, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-14T15:17:37Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationFrazer, Michael. 2006. The compassion of Zarathustra: Nietzsche on sympathy and strength. Review of Politics 68, no. 1: 49-78.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0034-6705en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3350069
dc.description.abstractContemporary theorists critical of the current vogue for compassion might like to turn to Friedrich Nietzsche as an obvious ally in their opposition to the sentiment. Yet this essay argues that Nietzsche's critique of compassion is not entirely critical, and that the endorsement of one's sympathetic feelings is actually a natural outgrowth of Nietzsche's immoralist ethics. Nietzsche understands the tendency to share in the suffering of their inferiors as a distinctive vulnerability of the spiritually strong and healthy. Their compassion, however, is an essential element of the imaginative creativity that Nietzsche holds to be the goal of human existence. Although shared suffering may prove debilitating for some, great individuals must come to affirm their compassion as necessary in achieving accurate knowledge of the human condition.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernmenten_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0034670506000052en_US
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dc.titleThe Compassion of Zarathustra: Nietzsche on Sympathy and Strengthen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalReview of Politicsen_US
dash.depositing.authorFrazer, Michael
dc.date.available2009-10-14T15:17:37Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0034670506000052*
dash.contributor.affiliatedFrazer, Michael
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-9797-3647


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