The will to truth that is bred by the ascetic ideal has in its turn led to the spread of a truthfulness the pursuit of which has brought the will to truth itself in peril. Thus the man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: Plagued by poor health, Nietzsche is released from teaching duties in February his affiliation with the university officially ends in and he is granted a small pension.
And now let us imagine how in this world, constructed on illusion and moderation and restrained by art, the ecstatic sound of the Dionysian celebration rang out all around with a constantly tempting magic, how in such celebrations the entire excess of nature sang out loudly in joy, suffering, and knowledge, even in the most piercing scream.
Precisely tragedy is the proof that the Greeks were no pessimists: The language of the Sophoclean heroes surprises us by its Apollonian clarity and brightness, so that we immediately imagine that we are glimpsing the innermost basis of their being, with some astonishment that the path to this foundation is so short.
Trembling at your approach and terrible visage, As you dawn, an evil face is born. The forms of the strophes in the folk song indicate that to us.
But it is just as certain that in those places where the first onslaught was halted, the high reputation and the majesty of the Delphic god manifested itself more firmly and threateningly than ever. This primitive artistic illusion, which we are putting into words here to explain the tragic chorus, is, from the perspective of our scholarly views about the basic artistic process, almost offensive, although nothing can be more obvious than that the poet is only a poet because of the fact that he sees himself surrounded by shapes which live and act in front of him and into whose innermost being he gazes.
This Archilochus immediately startles us, alongside Homer, through his cry of hate and scorn, through the drunken eruptions of his desire. For the more I become aware of those all-powerful natural artistic impulses and the fervent yearning for illusion contained in them, the desire to be redeemed through appearances, the more I feel myself forced to the metaphysical assumption that the true basis of beingthe ever suffering and entirely contradictory primordial oneness, constantly uses the delightful vision, the joyful illusion, to redeem itself.
With those two gods of art, Apollo and Dionysus, we link our recognition that in the Greek world there exists a huge contrast, in origins and purposes, between visual plastic arts, the Apollonian, and the non-visual art of music, the Dionysian. The melody is thus primary and universal, for which reason it can undergo many objectifications, in several texts.
Rather, the good themselves the powerful coined the term "good". These have a colour, causality, and speed entirely different from that world of the plastic artist and the writer of epic.
Now I no longer mind it; The finest audience And is quietly patient withal. Insofar as the poet is also a religious thinker, that is what he says to us.
While in GenoaNietzsche's failing eyesight prompted him to explore the use of typewriters as a means of continuing to write. The existence of a value presupposes a value-positing perspective, and values are created by human beings and perhaps other value-positing agents as aids for survival and growth.
It was a highly dangerous experiment; now that I know it did not ruin me, I also know what significance it had for me — it was the most severe test of my character. In Januarythey proceeded with the planned release of Twilight of the Idolsby that time already printed and bound.
Wherever we look the revolutionary effects of this experience manifest themselves. Morality makes stupid Custom represents the experiences of men of earlier times as to what they supposed useful and harmful - but the sense for custom (morality) applies, not to these experiences as such, but to the age, the sanctity, the indiscussability of the custom.
And so this feeling is a hindrance to the acquisition of new experiences and. I have always enjoyed reading Nietzsche.
He is a breath of fresh air to read compared to some of the painfully tedious analytic philosophy. One of the things that I find interesting about Nietzsche is how seriously he takes the historical and. That is the secret of all culture: it does not provide artificial limbs, wax noses or spectacles—that which can provide these things is, rather, only sham education.
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On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemic (Genealogy of Morals) is an book by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It consists of a preface and three interrelated essays that expand and follow through on concepts Nietzsche sketched out in Beyond Good and Evil ().
An die Melancholie () To Melancholy () In NovemberCosima Wagner asked Nietzsche to help her obtain a Christmas present, a print of Albrecht Dürer's Melancolia 1, for Richard Wagner (who was fond of Dürer's works).Nietzsche bought a copy for her in June Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (/ ˈ n iː tʃ ə, -tʃ i /; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːtʃə] (listen) or German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːtsʃə]; 15 October – 25 August ) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist, and a Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern.Nietzsche the conscience