By Friedrich Nietzsche
R. J. Hollingdale’s choice buildings Nietzsche’s writings in line with subject to offer the fullest attainable feel of the intensity and scope of this awesome writer.
The literary occupation of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) spanned under two decades, yet no region of highbrow inquiry was once left untouched by way of his iconoclastic genius. The thinker who introduced the demise of God within the homosexual technological know-how (1882) and went directly to problem the Christian code of morality in past solid and Evil (1886), grappled with the elemental problems with the human situation in his personal extreme autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). such a lot infamous of all, maybe, his notion of the triumphantly transgressive übermann (‘superman’) is constructed within the severe, but poetic phrases of therefore Spake Zarathustra (1883–92). no matter if addressing traditional Western philosophy or breaking new floor, Nietzsche greatly prolonged the limits of nineteenth-century suggestion.
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It is an excellent precaution. And precisely, it is the existence of empty volitions that . 36 enforces this precaution in orde r to uncover and eliminate them . However, if I examine myself at this moment , I know and have prool that there e x i s t in me a certain number of full, effective wi l l i ngs which are nonetheless not conjoined with realization. The will to remain; steadfast and firm , reg ret n oth i ng , and not succumb to the b l u es ; to' question myself ; tomorrow or the day after, to leave B rumath for Morsbronn w i t hout regret ; to finish my novel before starting some·, thing else ; to keep up this notebook every d ay ; to wri te to the Beaver.
But a week ago, a Moroccan from our side brought down one of their lads with his rifle, and since then there 's no way of leaving cover any more without their firing at us . ' He concludes gloomily : 'There's alw ays somebody who'll be a bloody idiot, and it's the othe rs who hav e to pay for it' - a stock phrase here, but one that I usu al ly hear pronounced when some drunken soldier has caused a rumpus and the cafes have been put out of bo u nds . I should like to know the average age of those called up for the present war.
Within myself I feel the birth of rights I want to stifle. These are new rights. The rights of the combatant. Let us say more modestly, the rights of the serviceman [mobilise]. There are two kinds of servicemen's rights - and they're contradic tory. The first, with which I shall never be infected, are crude : to claim the admiration and gratitude of civilians, to feel oneself impor tant and heroic. That soldier who, recalled from leave on 15 August, bifore the war, was putting his feet up on the railway-carriage seat with the words : 'We what's gonna get arselves killed.
A Nietzsche Reader by Friedrich Nietzsche