Twilight of the Idols


Friedrich Nietzsche

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Value Judgment Term Analysis

A value judgement is a judgment of the rightness or wrongness (morality or immorality) of something based on a particular set of values. Throughout Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche criticizes various philosophers and concepts that assign (an often negative) value to life according to the subjective values of traditional systems of morality.

Value Judgment Quotes in Twilight of the Idols

The Twilight of the Idols quotes below are all either spoken by Value Judgment or refer to Value Judgment. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
History and the Decline of Civilization  Theme Icon
The Problem of Socrates Quotes

Judgements, value judgements concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms—in themselves such judgements are stupidities. One must reach out and try to grasp this astonishing finesse, that the value of life cannot be estimated.

Related Characters: Friedrich Nietzsche (speaker), Socrates
Page Number: 40
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Value Judgment Term Timeline in Twilight of the Idols

The timeline below shows where the term Value Judgment appears in Twilight of the Idols. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Problem of Socrates
The Ideal vs. The Real  Theme Icon symbols of a fallen ancient Greece. In particular, Nietzsche takes issue with these thinkers’ value judgements . Nietzsche thinks that nothing, where life is concerned, can ever be proven “to be... (full context)
Morality as Anti-Nature
History and the Decline of Civilization  Theme Icon
The Ideal vs. The Real  Theme Icon
Christianity and the “Revaluation of All Values”  Theme Icon, a person would need to have lived beyond life—which no living person who makes value judgments about life has done. An anti-nature view of morality (as espoused by Christianity and philosophers... (full context)