2022 - The Evil Song You Sing inside Your Brain: The Antiphilosophical Growth of Nietzsche’s “New Philosophers” - Oral Presentation
Philosophyphilosophical conceptsphilosophersModern Movementcriticismcritical theory
Nietzsche’s philosophy was built as both a prophecy of future philosophy and a call to arms. His target was the “philosophers of the future”, who would rebel against all philosophical norms that exist within the modern world. In this paper, I examine the elements of these “new philosophers”, including a strong skepticism towards modernity, a revaluation of the strong individual, and a rejection of current philosophical thought. Upon evaluation of these traits, I bring to light a further trait that has escaped examination. Nietzsche’s “philosophers of the future” would reject the systems and traditions of philosophy, seeking their own expression of philosophy through other means. Utilizing Boris Groys’ understanding of Antiphilosophy as a sister to Antiart, we can understand Nietzsche’s “new philosophers” to be antiphilosophical, not just in thought, but indeed. With this understanding, I make a short case for an examination of contemporary metal music as the current fertile ground of organic Nietzschean thought. As a continuation of the musical traditions set by Wagner, metal contains many of the elements Nietzsche claims his “new philosophers” would espouse as their guiding principles. Studying this sub-group of contemporary music, we could hope to extract a more nuanced understanding of modern underground Nietzschean thought that has escaped examination thus far. This is a video of the presentation, "The Evil Song You Sing inside Your Brain: The Antiphilosophical Growth of Nietzsche’s “New Philosophers” " given at the 2022 Undergraduate Projects & Research Conference at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter: Austin Karn. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Bgga2r8gb6w
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