Category: Nietzsche

Hardness

Posted by luno in Nietzsche (Saturday July 23, 2005 at 2:31 pm)
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Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1889, Kaufmann translation, “The Hammer Speaks”.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra, III: On Old and New Tablets, 29.
“Why so hard?” the kitchen coal once said to the diamond. “After all, are we not close kin?”
Why so soft? O my brothers, thus I ask you: are you not after all my brothers?
Why so soft, […]

A woman in prison

Posted by luno in Heterocosmos, Nietzsche, male criminality (Saturday July 23, 2005 at 2:21 pm)
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Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1889, Kaufmann translation, “What I Owe to the Ancients”, sec. 4:
…. Eternal life, the eternal return of life; the future promised and hallowed in the past; the triumphant Yes to life beyond all death and change; true life as the overall continuation of life through procreation, through the mysteries of […]

fear of the most unworthy

Posted by luno in Nietzsche, Moral Consciousness, Weininger (Saturday July 23, 2005 at 1:22 pm)
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Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1889, Kaufmann translation, “Skirmishes of an Untimely Man”, sec. 46:
Here the view is free.— It may be nobility of the soul [Höhe der Seele] when a philosopher is silent, it may be love when he contradicts himself; and he who has knowledge maybe polite enough to lie. It has been […]

a solidarity of instinct

Posted by luno in marriage, Nietzsche (Friday July 22, 2005 at 1:05 pm)
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Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1889, Kaufmann translation, “Skirmishes of an Untimely Man”, sec. 39:
….The rationality of marriage—that lay in the husband’s sole juridical responsibility, which gave marriage a center of gravity, while today it limps on both legs. The rationality of marriage—that lay in its indissolubility in principle, which lent it an accent that […]

Beauty and utility

Posted by luno in aesthetics, Nietzsche (Friday July 22, 2005 at 12:37 pm)
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Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1889, Kaufmann translation, “Skirmishes of an Untimely Man”, sec. 22.

I take a single case. Schopenhauer speaks of beauty with a melancholy fervor—why, in the last resort? Because he sees in it a bridge on which one will go farther, or develop a thirst to go farther … It is for […]

Philosophical hatred

Posted by vmunoz in philosophical hatred, Nietzsche (Thursday July 21, 2005 at 1:24 pm)
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Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1889, Kaufmann translation, “Skirmishes of an Untimely Man”, sec. 20.:
A hatred is aroused—but whom does man hate then? But there is no doubt: the decline of his type. Here he hates out of the deepest instinct of the species; in this hatred there is a shudder, caution, depth, farsightedness—it is […]

Zoo-ish creatures

Posted by luno in Nietzsche, Weininger (Thursday July 21, 2005 at 1:16 pm)
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Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1889, Kaufmann translation, “The Improvers of Mankind”, sec. 2:
To call the taming of an animal its “improvement” sounds almost like a joke to our ears. Whoever knows what goes on in menageries doubts that the beasts are “improved” there. They are weakened, they are made less harmful, and through the […]

il faut tuer les passions

Posted by luno in Nietzsche (Thursday July 21, 2005 at 1:03 pm)
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The church fights passion with excision in every sense: its practice, its “cure,” is castratism. It never asks: “How can one spiritualize, beautify, deify a craving?”— It has at all times laid the stress of discipline on extirpation (of sensuality, of pride, of the lust to rule, of avarice, of vengefulness).— But an attack on […]

In the noonday sun…

Posted by luno in Heterocosmos, Nietzsche, sex differences, General (Friday June 10, 2005 at 9:39 pm)
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We have abolished the true world: what world has remained? the apparent one perhaps? … But no! With the true world we have also abolished the apparent one!
(Noon; moment of the briefest shadow; end of the longest error; high point of humanity; INCIPIT ZARATHUSTRA.) [Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, “How the ‘True World’ Finally Became […]

In what sense Christianity is feminine…

Posted by luno in Heterocosmos, Nietzsche, sex differences (Friday June 10, 2005 at 9:14 pm)
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The true world—unattainable for now, but promised for the sage, the pious, the virtuous man (“for the sinner who repents”).
(Progress of the idea: it becomes more subtle, insidious, incomprehensible—it becomes female, it becomes Christian …) [Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, “How the ‘True World’ Finally Became a Fable: The History of an Error”, sec. […]

 
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