Date: February 24, 2021 01:00PM
Lot's Wife Wrote:
> The middle third is the aphorisms from which the
> Abyss is lifted. That is, in my opinion (correct
> me if you disagree, EB), the least useful part of
> the volume.
His aphorisms before it certainly were useless. But scholarly women aside we are a barren animal if we are talking about many things Nietzsche found important like vitality and virtue in the Ancient Greek sense.
"144. When a woman has scholarly inclinations there is generally something wrong with her sexual nature. Barrenness itself conduces to a certain virility of taste; man, indeed, if I may say so, is "the barren animal."
145. Comparing man and woman generally, one may say that woman would not have the genius for adornment, if she had not the instinct for the SECONDARY role.
146. He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee."https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/nietzsche/1886/beyond-good-evil/ch04.htm
> was a brilliant man who as a child existed in one
> of the most stultifying environments imaginable,
> who suffered terrible headaches as an adult, and
> was at the time of BGE beginning to slide into
I counter that he died insane. I disagree. Not speaking if one can truly do it is not a sign of dumbness. I like to think of him as Van Gogh had he lived. He was a man outside of his time and considered evil and/or insane as a result.
"150. Around the hero everything becomes a tragedy; around the demigod everything becomes a satyr-play; and around God everything becomes--what? perhaps a "world"?"
> Consider what he was undertaking. He was
> challenging the monsters of his day, including a
> repressive religion, established but banal
> philosophy, institutional racism and oppression,
> and fin de siecle cynicism. He wanted to slay
> them and replace them with a new and more
> productive, more fulfilling social and cultural
"153. What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil."