Do Nietzsche's values justify some actions? I'm asking because if so then my entirely trivial, or at least unfocused, appropriation of his ideas can be easily made more elegant, or at least more trivial still.

I am often at a loss as to why someone could think a particular justification is a good one, and I would like to be able to point out that, while some things are good justifications, others are not, even to nihilists like Nietzsche.

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    a) Nietzsche's not a nihilist, he fights against nihilism b) I'm having trouble understanding the force of the question; what kind of values are you thinking of, that don't justify actions?
    – Canyon
    Aug 15, 2018 at 21:07
  • Yes. Ensuring one maintains a healthy contempt for base human stupidity, and avoiding any condesention with idiits
    – Richard
    Aug 21, 2018 at 0:10
  • Is a worthwhile course of action for someone like Nietzsche. Even if it manifests itself simply as tutting at news broadcasts occasionally.
    – Richard
    Aug 21, 2018 at 0:13


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