Sunday, December 25, 2016
Beyond Schopenhauer's Buddhism, Nietzsche's immoralism, and Postmodern relativism
Schopenhauer was a Buddhist or Hindu in trying to rid philosophy and himself of the material world so as to experience the timeless world of what he called the Will, which was similar to Plato's timeless non-material ideas.
Nietzsche defined his will-to-power as goalless, Dionysian, and amoral, and he affirmed Fate something like the Greeks did. Nietzsche was close to seeing the will as material or supermaterial but he didn't go there. The post-moderns followed Nietzsche and made a God of relativism.
Theological Materialism sees the Will-Spirit as the material activation within material life toward supermaterial Godhood by way of material evolution, and fully affirms the religious nature of materialism when it affirms the goal of evolving to Godhood.. Theological materialism brings religion and science together, and I believe could be the future direction of both.