Nietzsche and Eva

31 Mar

So, I have been reading Nietzsche. Among the grander aspects of him resides this horrible gnawing, a grinding of teeth – so, while he excites me and plops into my neuron paths the most captivating thoughts, he exhausts me. Is this gnashing necessary?

Enter Eva Brann: here (sorry they won’t let me embed the video.)

Just listening to her talk about reading and learning made me happy. And not Nietzsche “I am the AWESOMEST PERSON IN THE WORLD” happiness but, “I like this world” happiness.

This is what I call an argument from sentiment and authority.

I mean, I still love Nietzsche. I am just, too, oh, what would old Friedrich say? “DAMN HERD ANIMAL. WHERE IS YOUR STRENGTH!? WHERE IS YOUR LAUGHTER!?” Well, Mr. Nietzsche, you laughed it out of me. For now.

“Leave Mr. Simmons’s fragile physiology alone, Nietzsche! He is but a Peasant Johnnie.”


3 Responses to “Nietzsche and Eva”

  1. Jake March 31, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    That interview with Ms. Brann made me very happy. Outstanding.

    Also, I don’t know if I told you, but I’d like your blog role to be called “Literally Educated” as a sort of pun/jibe at any education that is not liberal.

  2. Cole March 31, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    I’m glad it made you happy too, Jake. I like the “Literally Educated” idea. But I’m afraid to use it. People will know it’s too clever to have been my idea.

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