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Thread: The best Nietzsche quotes
February 1st, 2009 #14
I guess we should get this joke out of our systems then, since it doesn't get any cleverer each time its done..
"God is dead" -Nietzsche
"Nietzsche is dead" -God
Sorry, best to just get it over with..
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February 1st, 2009 #18
I think you missed one out
February 1st, 2009 #19
Great posts, but I think you missed a few...
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February 1st, 2009 #20C'est la vie
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February 1st, 2009 #21that one quote stands as a testament to the misunderstanding of his philosophy.
This passage, which is certainly his most controversial and well known, is the reason why I think its best to start with the Genealogy of Morals. That's the text where he presents his most sustained explanation of the Madman parable. Though the Genealogy does require a little background explanation and set up. If anyone is feelin' it I can post my notes to the introduction to help you work through things. Just let me know.
February 1st, 2009 #22Error of philosophers.— The philosopher believes that the value of his philosophy lies in the whole, in the building: posterity discovers it in the bricks with which he built and which are then often used again for better building: in the fact, that is to say, that that building can be destroyed and nonetheless possess value as material.
February 1st, 2009 #23
He's grown a beard and wears a different hat, but he can't hide from us,
February 1st, 2009 #24
Mmmm... these are great. Has anybody here read Thus Spoke Zarathustra?
.. His writings are just beautiful. His words have the flavor of Hermann Hesse, only grittier and more profound. I love them both.
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February 2nd, 2009 #25
The Book for All and None is the most important and probably the most fun to read.
Kaufmann's translation is good for this one, although he does have a kind of interpretive agenda going as well. I still like it the most though of the English translations. Usually online Common is the best you're going to get, which is the one in the old timey king James vernacular. Leaves a little something to be desired, but still cool. Thomas Common trans. http://eserver.org/philosophy/nietzsche-zarathustra.txt
The following is one of my favorite passages from Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
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