Will to Power
Nietzsche gives an important role to psychology in his revaluative project. This and the next chapter focus on those aspects that concern the explanation of action and motivation. Many commentators place ‘will to power’ at the centre of his philosophical psychology. The present chapter considers two forms this takes: one treats power as a content of motivation; the other sees will to power as a thesis about the structure of motivation. Both face similar and serious difficulties. The chapter concludes that we should reject the kinds of totalizing power-based psychology often attributed to Nietzsche.
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