Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Assuming truth is a woman

I'm really interested in Nietzsche's philosophical project, and what he's trying to do with the first part of Beyond Good and Evil. His nihilism comes out very strongly in the first chapter when he talks about the way that philosophers have made judgments and become dogmatic in their practices. The way that he keeps attacking the dogmatists and specifically the Christians shows his dislike of people who assert their opinions over others and try to pass their ideals off as those which are ultimately true. I really liked aphorism 16, because it talks about his not having an I, and what would change about the understanding of the I if it were the cause of something. It was really interesting to see the way in which Nietzsche addresses how the philosophers of 'today' would be too wise to accept as true that which they know they don't necessarily know.

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