Footnotes on Nietzsche

Should you think about your duty, or about the consequences of your actions? Or should you concentrate on becoming a good person?

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Systematic
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Footnotes on Nietzsche

Post by Systematic » Mon May 13, 2019 6:10 am

True evil, which should not be confused with good, is both a question of degree and a question of desperation. When minimal harm is done, that is usually not evil. When harm is done without recourse, that is usually not evil. Otherwise, great harm is usually evil. Selflessness, as it harms the self, is usually evil.

If Nietzsche be consistently interpreted as “anything goes”, the cruel will eventually destroy everyone else and then each other.

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Re: Footnotes on Nietzsche

Post by Harbal » Mon May 13, 2019 9:18 pm

Systematic wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:10 am
If Nietzsche be consistently interpreted as “anything goes”,
You only have to look at his moustache to see that he is a man who thinks anything goes.

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Re: Footnotes on Nietzsche

Post by Dubious » Mon May 13, 2019 10:52 pm

Systematic wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:10 am
True evil, which should not be confused with good, is both a question of degree and a question of desperation. When minimal harm is done, that is usually not evil. When harm is done without recourse, that is usually not evil. Otherwise, great harm is usually evil. Selflessness, as it harms the self, is usually evil.

If Nietzsche be consistently interpreted as “anything goes”, the cruel will eventually destroy everyone else and then each other.
Not very systematic of you!

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Re: Footnotes on Nietzsche

Post by Impenitent » Tue May 14, 2019 12:13 am

not anything- the strongest goes...

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Re: Footnotes on Nietzsche

Post by Systematic » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:44 am

Dubious wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Systematic wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:10 am
True evil, which should not be confused with good, is both a question of degree and a question of desperation. When minimal harm is done, that is usually not evil. When harm is done without recourse, that is usually not evil. Otherwise, great harm is usually evil. Selflessness, as it harms the self, is usually evil.

If Nietzsche be consistently interpreted as “anything goes”, the cruel will eventually destroy everyone else and then each other.
Not very systematic of you!
My system is this: Try all possible explanations, of which "Too much evil is not good, even for masters" is but one.

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