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Both Friedrich Nietzsche and Matthew Arnold condemned the ideals of their middleclass contemporaries Nietzsche used his emergent example of asceticism to relay the essential evils that lie in the theology of his colleagues Arnold manipulated his definitions of the classes to censure the tribulations he sought to contest Together in different writings to different societies they illuminated attitudes that would be the root of what they thought to be the problem In the third essay in On the Genealogy of Morals Nietzsche questions ascetic ideals He begins by discussing the meaning to philosophers He decides that philosophers can achieve their best work in isolation This takes them out of a social environment and almost places them at the beginning where they can discover their own origins The bulk of Nietzsches psychological theory focuses on origins His definition of perspectivism helps us understand his writing Because we commonly assume that ideas are just ideas we miss the true meaning This perspectivism shows the reader that there is not only one truth but also different perspectives that we can use to understand the same idea Nietzsche uses this to understand everything If we want to appreciate and understand something we cannot only think of it in terms that we know but try and understand its previous meanings Often they are contrary to what we now believe He points to the fact that most great philosophers were not married taking distractions of married life away He proposes that most philosophers lived with ascetic ideals He believes that living with these ideals as a philosopher is not a denial or contradiction to life but an assertion of life It helps the philosopher emphasize their power Nietzsche believes that without meaning or a will to power people will die It is the fundamental drive in life Nietzsche uses the examples of Wagner and Schopenhauer two of his contemporaries to prove this point Wagner a composer and in
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