Michael Tanner



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Nietzsche: A Very Short Int...

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Schopenhauer: The Great Phi...

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Wagner

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The Faber Pocket Guide To W...

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Troubled Epic: On Location ...

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The Suffragette Derby

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The Making of 'Ryan's Daugh...

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The Legend of Mick the Mill...

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The Well of Loneliness

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The Tinman's Farewell

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“It is in this sense that Nietzsche is driven, against many explicit resolutions to the contrary, to be a No-sayer. For what the décadents who surround him are doing is to say No where they should be saying Yes, where they should be Dionysian; and what is leading them to this life-denying perversity, mostly of course unconsciously, is that they subscribe to a set of values that puts the central features of *this* world at a discount. Where they find suffering, they immediately look for someone to blame, and end up hating themselves, or generalize that into a hatred of "human nature". They look for "peace of mind", using it as a blanket term and failing to see the diversity of states, some of them desirable and some of them the reverse, which that term covers. They confuse cause and effect, thinking that the connection between virtue and happiness is that the former leads to the latter, whereas in fact the reverse is the case. They have, in Nietzsche's cruelly accurate phrase, "the vulgar ambition to possess generous feelings" ("Expeditions of an Untimely Man, number 6). They confuse breeding fine men with taming them. Throughout the major part of Twilight this devastating list of our vulgarities continues.”
Michael Tanner, Twilight of the Idols / The Anti-Christ

“كيف يمكن أن يصبح الوجود محتملاً، بمجرد أن ندرك ماهيته؟”
Michael Tanner, Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

“بيد أن نيتشه، في أثناء محاولته لاتخاذ موقف أنثروبولوجي تجاه مجتمعه والعادات الجوهرية في الثقافة الغربية، يواجه محنةً مختلفة ولكنها ربما تكون أشد إزعاجاً؛ إذ إنه أول من يصر على عدم وجود ما يعرف ﺑﺎﻟﺬات اﻟﺤﻘﻴﻘﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﺴﺘﻄﻴﻊ أن ﺗﺮى اﻟﻌﺎلم بنزاهة، غير متأثرة ببيئتها. وهو أشد تلهُفاً ليوضح أننا لسنا سوى دوافعنا وذكرياتنا واﻟﺤﺎﻻت والميول اﻷﺧﺮى اﻟﺘﻲ يقودنا علم النحو (وما ينبع من علم النحو، والفلسفة، واللاهوت) إلى أن ننسبها إلى فاعل ما، والذي يتضح أنه أسطوري. وهذه الحالات العقلية يحددها المجتمع الذي ننشأ فيه، وصولاً إلى مرحلةٍ لا نستطيع فيها أن ننفصل عن ذواتنا لنلقي نظرة على ما يمكن أن نكون عليه لو استطعنا الانفصال عما يشكلنا. وبناءً عليه، ما الذي يمكنه إلقاء نظرة بانورامية على الوضع الإنساني، بما يخوّل له إصدار أحكام فيما وراء الخير والشر؟”
Michael Tanner, Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction



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