We Philologists Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Volume 8

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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to deal with the acquisition of knowledge and its valuation, _e.g._,
history, mathematics, &c. "Material" education, of course, has nothing
to do with materialism--TR.

[3] The reference is not to Pope, but to Hegel.--TR.

[4] Friedrich August Wolf (1759-1824), the well-known classical scholar,
now chiefly remembered by his "Prolegomena ad Homerum."--TR.

[5] Students who pass certain examinations need only serve one year in
the German Army instead of the usual two or three--TR.

[6] Otto Jahn (1813-69), who is probably best remembered in philological
circles by his edition of Juvenal.--TR.

[7] Gustav Freytag at one time a famous German novelist--TR.

[8] A well-known anti-Wagnerian musical critic of Vienna.--TR.

[9] See note on p 149.--TR.

[10] Karl Ottfried Muller (1797-1840), classical archaeologist, who
devoted special attention to Greece--TR.

[11] Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker (1784-1868), noted for his
ultra-profound comments on Greek poetry--TR.

[12] "We shall once again be shipwrecked." The omission is in the

[13] Johann Gottfried Jakob Hermann (1772-1848), noted for his works on
metre and Greek grammar.--TR.

[14] A type in Schopenhauer's Essay "On Religion." See "Parerga and


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Text Comparison with The Will to Power, Book III and IV An Attempted Transvaluation of all Values

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585 (A), we have a very coherent and therefore valuable exposition of much that may still seem obscure in Nietzsche's standpoint, and we might almost regard this aphorism as the key to the epistemology of the Will to Power.
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) That all contradiction in concepts should be forbidden, is the result of a belief, that we _are able_ to form concepts, that a concept not only characterises but also _holds_ the essence of a thing.
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I notice something, and try to discover the reason of it: originally this was, I look for an _intention_ behind it, and, above all, I look for one who has an intention, for a subject, an agent: every phenomenon is an action, formerly intentions were seen behind _all_ phenomena, this is our oldest habit.
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(God, Nature), and that we ascribe our existence, our happiness, our misery, our _destiny,_ to that some one, we corrupt the _innocence of Becoming_ for ourselves.
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_ Quality is merely a _relative_ truth for _us_; it is not a "thing-in-itself.
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Science does _not_ inquire what impels us to will: on the contrary, it _denies_ that _willing_ takes place at all, and supposes that something quite different has happened--in short, that the belief in "will" and "end" is an illusion.
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In short, the increase of a species' power, as the result of the preponderance of its particularly well-constituted and strong specimens, is perhaps less of a certainty than that it is the result of the preponderance of its mediocre and lower specimens .
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_Another commandment of philanthropy.
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The idealisation of the great criminal (the feeling for his greatness) is Greek; the depreciation, the slander, the contempt of the sinner, is Judæo-Christian.
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to creating; in creating, however, destruction is included).
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We ought to desire the anarchical collapse of the whole of our civilisation if such a reward were to be its result.
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To hate mediocrity is unworthy of a philosopher: it is almost a note of interrogation to his "_right_ to philosophy.
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For such a man to maintain himself uppermost to-day amid the dangerous maelstroms of the age which threaten to draw him under, even cunning and disguise will be necessary.
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Some are not wanting which one could not possibly imagine without a certain halcyonic calm and levity.
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_--Philosophy, as I have understood it and lived it up to the present, is the voluntary quest of the repulsive and atrocious aspects of existence.
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This antagonism of the Dionysian and of the Apollonian in the Greek soul, is one of the great riddles which made me feel drawn to the essence of Hellenism.