Three types of history according to Nietzsche are monumental, antiquarian, and critical. Monumental history tells us how to act in the present according to our past. Disadvantages of such history are that it portrays only the affects but not the causes. In addition, monumental history doesn't appreciate individuality and looks only at the general not the specific. However; some advantages of monumental history are, that monuments are essential for reminder of the past and continuity
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Freedom for Nietzsche is not knowing the future, thus we have to take risks and hope for the best. The optimist standpoint of a historical man states that we have to have hope in the future rather than be entangled with the past whereas a figure of super historical man states that there is no hope in changing the future but rather we have to live in the present and not worry about anything else.