Michael Stuart Kelly Posted January 17, 2010 Share Posted January 17, 2010 The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. --Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, aph. 332This quote has been haunting me recently. It was spoken on the TV show Criminal Minds and it stuck with me.It has many levels of understanding, going from the humorous all the way up to the epistemological attitude of valuing observation over preconception.It worked as a hook for me to look deeper into Nietzsche. I had tried to read Zarathustra when I was younger, but I couldn't get into it. I just now did an overview of Nietzsche by bopping around on the Internet. What a wonder! Where have I been? I know I am at the start of a long journey.Part of my bopping was a documentary on his life (free online here). I am beginning to suspect that he got a bum rap in the Objectivist world. In the documentary, I saw models of Rand's thinking (large basic approaches, not necessarily the conclusions) all over the place.I was unaware until now that his sister (his heir) had misrepresented his views to the world by rewriting some of the unpublished stuff and publishing it.(scratching head...)That sounds vaguely familiar...Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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