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Footnotes on Nietzsche

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:10 am
by Systematic
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.

Re: Footnotes on Nietzsche

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:18 pm
by Harbal
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.

Re: Footnotes on Nietzsche

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:52 pm
by Dubious
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!

Re: Footnotes on Nietzsche

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:13 am
by Impenitent
not anything- the strongest goes...

-Imp

Re: Footnotes on Nietzsche

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:44 am
by Systematic
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.