Friedrich Nietzsche, a late 19th century philosopher completed the first section, Human, All Too Human to his three part series in 1878. Nietzsche followed this in 1879 and 1880 with parts two and three to his three part series; Mixed Opinions and Maxims and The Wanderer and his Shadow. It was not until 1886 when he joined the three parts collectively to shape together the three part series known these days as been Human, All Too Human – A Book for Free Spirits.
Due to the fact that Nietzsche did not want to form together a philosophical “system,” he completed these writings as a series of many aphorisms whose length was contrasted from been either a line or two to a page or two. Here, he often questions upon cultural and psychological prodigies in relation to the individuals’s natural and physiological health nature. The suggestion of influence and authority according to Nietzsche repeatedly appears as an illuminating theory but Nietzsche tends in this period of time to appeal to pleasure-seeking reflections of satisfaction and pain in his vindications of cultural and objective experiences.
Throughout his writings Nietzsche explores the theory of truth and reason as he perceives it to be. Nietzsche challenges the reader to seek out on a quest for the true elements of logic and to question their adequacy. Truth; in Nietzsche’s words is something not to be ‘found’ or ‘discovered’, but something ‘that must be created and that gives name to a process’. His primary aim in his work is articulated to encourage people to question and re-consider their morals and values of what they previously thought was good, evil, and just et cetera…
He also questions whether his life experiences are his personal experiences or if all individuals share the same encounters in their lifetimes. To understand the work of Nietzsche the reader firstly needs to get a strong sense of his views in relation to truth and language and his metaphysics and notion of the will to power. The will to power is a topic which Nietzsche favoured a great deal in a large majority of his works. In sections 51 and 52 of Human, All Too Human he analyses and interprets the ideas behind mans being and truth versus deception.
Section 51 of Human, All Too Human titled; How seeming becomes being is Nietzsche’s thoughts in relation to mankind’s being. The existence of humans in the world is a key element which Nietzsche questioned in his works. The main point which Nietzsche is trying to make is the concept of status in society; the social hierarchy which one falls into place. The still existent theme of mankind’s being in society according to Nietzsche is a character which one plays in a ‘theatrical effect’. He is his own audience and expresses his pain as how he is expected to within the society he lives in.