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Old 02-06-2009, 12:59 PM   #9
Qui-Gon Glenn
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I like Epigrams and Interludes in Beyond Good and Evil.... little snippets of Nietzschean wit and wickedness, and the syphillytic nuttiness.

I think Militiades did a nice job describing the "Overman" concept, but....
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Originally Posted by Miltiades
Summarizing, the thought here is that a 'rational' conclusion leads to a 'irrational' way of living, because you give reason to your existence, after you made the 'rational' conclusion that there is no reason to any existence.

I'd argue that this statement implies that someone who tries to explain everything rationally, should live and think rational at every turn, and that this statement is an absolute one. As it is, it could be regarded as irrational itself, as it implies you should be rational at every turn, without thought.

In any case, I think that setting out goals for yourself in a world you perceive to have rationally none, is merely a way of getting through your life, which you acknowledge has no meaning, but which you are happy to have, because it gives you some sort of happiness.

I understand that happiness is subjective, that it is different for everyone. Therein lies danger, as you and myself have hinted to.
is a little too circular... I believe you were sleepy It is very difficult to put faith in axioms, IMO.

However, it has been some time since I read Nietzsche. What philosophical category do you think Nietzsche fits best? J7, you mentioned Sartre in a response.... do you think that Nietzsche is an Existentialist?

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