Human, All Too Human
There are many generalizations and sweeping judgments made about Nietzsche and his philosophy. I find such remarks next to useless. For me, there is only one way to approach Nietzsche – read each paragraph and maxim and aphorism slowly and carefully and arrive at my own conclusions after seeing how his words apply to my own life. As by way of example, below are several of his shorter aphorisms from this book coupled with my comments.
“FROM CANNIBAL COUNTRY – In solitude the lonely man is eaten u ...more
Bad writers necessary. There will always have to be bad writers, for they reflect the taste of CRETINS who have needs as much as the mature do. If human life were longer, there would be more of the individuals who have matured than o
Quoting this book or carrying it around with you on the bus on your way to work doesn't necessarily transform you into someone with deep, cutting insight into our existentialist situation...nor does it make you the "overman". Remember: We all took the same PHIL 101 classes;)
My favorite aphorism - "Life consists of rare individual moments of the highest significance and countless intervals in which at best the phantoms of those moments hover over us. Love, spring, a beautiful melody, the mountains, the moon, ...more
وكما أن القهوة تُشرب على مهل، كما يقول درويش، فإن نيتشه كذلك، يُقرأُ على مهل.
وستظل تقرأ لنيتشه حتى تظن أنهُ راقبَ العالم كله، دفعةً واحدة!
نيتشه، هذا المدمر(الديناميت كما وصف نفسه)، أيضا كان "إنسانى مفرط فى إنسانيته".كتب مره عن الوحده يقول:المتوحـد يلتهم نفسه في العـزلة ومع الحشـود تلتهمـه أعـداد لا متنـاهية.وكان دائما يشكو من وحدته تلك “لا أريد أن أكون وحيدا, وأرجو أن أتعلم مرة أخرى كيف أصبح كائنا إنسانيا. أجل, ففي هذا المجال يجب أن أتعلم شيئا“و بالنسبة لمن يشعر هكذا فإن “حتى الضوضاء تكون عزاء بالنسبة [له]“إن فلسفة نيتشه كانت إرادة للقوة، لكنها أبدا ما تحققت كقوة فعلية.إن نيتشه وإن بدا ...more
I think a lot of misconceptions are circulating about Nietzsche. The fact that he is a pure nihilist, for instance.
For starters, nihilism is a term difficult to delineate.
Wikipedia says that nihilism is a "philosophical doctrine that suggests the lack of belief in one or more reputedly meaningful aspects of life.
Most commonly, nihilism is presented i ...more
It's hard to call this philosophy. There's no system. I don't however, have a ...more
Uma era de felicidade simplesmente não é possível porque as pessoas querem apenas desejá-la, mas não possuí-la, e cada indivíduo aprende durante os seus bons tempos a de facto rezar por inquietações e desconforto. O destino do homem está projetado para momentos felizes — toda a vida os têm —, mas não para eras felizes. Estas, porém, permanecerão fixadas na imaginação humana como "o que está além das montanhas", como um legado de nossos ancestrais: pois o concei ...more
Perhaps the reason for the relative lack of attention this voluminous book receives in the literature lies in its dearth of references to what are considered the quintessenti ...more
518 - "Human lot . Whoever thinks more deeply knows that he is always wrong, whatever his acts and judgments."
491 - "Self-observation . Man is very well defended against himse ...more
A few good quotes:
"....psychological observation - is among the means whereby the burden of life can be made lighter, that practice in this art affords presence of mind in difficult situations and entertainment amid a wearisone environment, aye that maxims may be culle ...more
For example: "Let note be taken of children who cry and scream in order to be compassionated and who, therefore, await the moment when their condition will be observed; come into contact with the sick and the oppressed in spirit and try to ascertain if the wailing and sighing, the posturing and posing of misfortune do not have as end and aim the causing of pain to the beholder: the sympathy which each beholder manifests is a consolation to the weak a ...more
I liked these paragraphs :
"there are no internal facts as there are no absolute truths."
" logic itself rests upon assumptions which nothing in the world of reality corresponds."
"it is the same with the science of mathematics which certainly would never have come into existence of mankind had known from the beginning that in all nature there is no perfectly straight line no true circle no standard of measurement."
Introduction --> Audience --> Criticisms --> Examples For Potential Readers
It is hard to review half a year's time with a thing, human or not.
I call this book "my athiest's bible"—a collection of 1000+ opinions on 'what is good', if no form of God or afterlife exists. Most of these statements are about 7 sentences long (see 4. for examples).
I was expecting this to be really tough to read, let alone interpret with any meaning for myself. I...more