Nietzsche, C. S. Lewis & the Knightly Ideal

Eddie Ejjbair
4 min readAug 14, 2023

Nietzsche often spoke of nobility, of knightly values, or, more specifically, ‘knightly-aristocratic values’. He saw in it the origin of the concept ‘good’, which he equated with strength, beauty and happiness: ‘good = noble = powerful = beautiful = happy = beloved of God’. These knightly-aristocratic values ‘presupposed a powerful physicality, a flourishing, abundant, even overflowing health, together with that…

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Eddie Ejjbair

‘Gradually it’s become clear to me what every great philosophy has been: a personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir’