Some Variant Meanings of “Intrinsic Value”

The term “intrinsic value” is ambiguous. I leaned on it heavily in yesterday’s Nietzsche Saturday post and a reader raised a worthwhile challenge to the rightness of the word and I replied. I think it’s worthwhile to disambiguate the word a bit by going over its multiple connotations and explaining which ones I intend and [Read More...]

Nietzsche’s Intrinsic Values For Assessing Moralities

Now that I have more time to blog regularly, I intend to finally follow through on my plan from the summer to blog about Nietzsche every Saturday. So hopefully this post will in retrospect be seen as the return of “Nietzsche Saturday”. Some people are puzzled that I defend morality and objective values when I [Read More...]

How My Best Friend Helped End My Faith and then Became an Openly Gay Monk

John Hazlet was my best friend in college. We were both philosophy majors and Christians at Grove City College, one of the nation’s most politically conservative and religiously evangelical respected liberal arts institutions. John’s struggles with his homosexuality (which he initially revealed only to me) and with suicidal ideation, and his unrestrained and relentless skeptical [Read More...]

Portraits of Nietzsche

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Numerous artistic renderings of Nietzsche have captured him from beautiful, evocative perspectives. Click on each to enlarge: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

My Contributions on Nietzsche in the New Catholic Encyclopedia

Why did I, an atheist deeply critical of Catholicism, publish entries in the New Catholic Encyclopedia, Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy ? [Read more...]

Shit Nietzsche Says

This made me so happy. Just so well done. Hilarious. Shit You Say? [Read more...]

I Read Nietzsche As A Philosopher, Not Only As A Historical Scholar

Reading Nietzsche was instrumental in my deconversion from Christianity while I was in college. Afterwards, I went on to write my doctoral dissertation on Nietzsche’s philosophy. This blog is named using allusions to images in Nietzsche employs that resonate with me deeply. My philosophical views are so thoroughly influenced by Nietzsche that trying to determine clearly what I [Read More...]

“Nietzsche and the Horse” (A Painting)

"Nietzsche and the Horse" by Eric Drass, used with permission

Eric Drass’s paintings highlight philosophers and scientists with animals, the brutality of the corporate world, and the macabre in morality. [Read more...]

4 Kinds of Irony and Nietzsche. An Excerpt From My Dissertation

A peek inside my dissertation! I love this stuff about irony that I worked out in this section. Irony is such a generally ill-explicated subject. I wanted to blog about it today but decided I had already done it well enough in my dissertation and didn’t want to put in a ton of work to replicate what I had already come up with. Tell me what you think! [Read more...]


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