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do i even bother?
he's silly asnd dead. who would win in a fight between him and mills?
i didn't really agree with anything the guy said.....that was just a passing comment though, i think the people in that university in London who stole Benthams head should show some respect
a little more accessible if you're wanting to get into the whole existential thing.
or just a nonsensical reply?
you're talking Being And Nothingness, which will be fairly unintelligble to anyone who hasn't studied philosophy formally, and even then is, ummm, difficult. You really do need a solid grounding in philosophy to attempt it, as it references Husserl, Heidegger and Hegel so fundamentally
With Nietzsche, probably best to go with an overview before delving into his stuff properly. Nietzsche's incredibly vague and aphoristic in his writing, and it's not necessarily easy to work out what he's getting at without having a general overview first.
I've read plenty of Camus, Sartre, Kierkegaard, etc. and thought I'd have a go at Nietzsche. Bought a copy of Beyond Good And Evil and got about half way through before giving up. It constantly references classical philosophy and I'll have to wait until I have a better understanding of that before I attempt to finish the book.
you'll end up all emo and maudlin.
Get Foucault instead, he's less emo and more hardcore.
thanks, I'll kep that in mind.
Anything that'll keep me from doing the uni work I really should be doing!
Foucault. He's missions.
he admitted it himself.
i think everything went downhill after the coke binge that was their 3rd release.
searching to start reading about this and my mate literally told me to "Fuck off with it". :(
Will To Power was never finished, and the final version you can buy was compiled after he died by his sister, most of it cut up and used out of context to support her and he husband's anti semetic, nationalist views. It's the reason why Hitler used him as an academic justification for nazism, despite the fact that Nietzsche often praised the jewish character and was critical about German culture.
Though I agree with your summation of its artistic as well as philosophical merit. I love that book. I don't quote it like an insufferable shyster mind.
that sounds beyond embarrassing
the point stands though.
but then I tend to not hang around with cunts. I sometimes feel insufferable just enjoying reading the stuff.
I have a lot of love for Nietzsche.
Get Beyond Good and Evil.
than most philosophers. He's quite quite mad though and really funny. I think he wrote beautifully.
on rough trade etc etc
there's a philosophy guide with Nietzsche in...
he scores highly on poetic language but lowly on rational thought.
...worth reading, although his moral philosophy is pretty repugnant. Beyond good and evil is as good a place to start as any
of Beyond Good And Evil which is all one-liners, that's pretty entertaining. Outside of that, forget it.