What Does Friedrich Nietzsche Means by Self Overcoming Analysis Essay

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In an essay of 400 words explain what Nietzsche means by self-overcoming?

In an essay of 400 words explain why is the notion of the eternal recurrence so frightening and how it fits into Nietzsche's overall philosophy.?

In an essay of between 400 and 500 words explain what Nietzsche means by the spirit of gravity an why he opposes it.?

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What Nietzsche means by self-overcoming
Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche used the term self-overcoming when he was presenting
his view on Charles Darwin’s theory. Darwin believed in the evolution of all organisms, which
he argued to result from the desire of organisms to attain a higher level. Although Nietzsche
believed in evolution, he disagreed with the thought of organisms (particularly human beings)
striving to achieve a higher level. On his side, Nietzsche argued that organisms evolved due to
the will to power of manifesting themselves to the universe (Braak André van der, 2013). He
considered the universe as a place of manifestation.
A keen observation would prove that Nietzsche had not understood Darwin’s argument
concerning the whole idea of evolution until when he read what Spencer had to say about it. It is
from disagreeing and countering Spencer’s argument that readers can understand what Nietzsche
understood about evolution. Nietzsche disagreed with two of spencer’s ideas of the nature of
evolution. One of the ideas that Nietzsche disagreed with was that of evolution towards a better
or higher level. He maintained that evolution does not necessarily lean towards strengthening,
enhancement, or elevation. According to him, some organisms evolved and continue to evolve
against elevation (Braak André van der, 2013). The other idea that Nietzsche differed with was
that of believing in the organism’s strive to attain self-preservation. He thought that every
organism had a r...

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