Re: Quoting Nietzsche is a perilous business

From: Jacques Du Pasquier (
Date: Sun Jan 06 2002 - 16:34:29 MST

Max More wrote (5.1.2002/17:50) :
> Jacques,
> Nietzche got lots of things wrong.

I see. Well, it's good to know that someone knows exactly what he got
right and what he got wrong...

> Quoting him on the abyss of course doesn't imply you agree with
> his views on women. (Yes, I saw your smiley!)

Of course not. I never meant to tell Amara : if you quote this, then
you have to accept that.

I just stumbled on that other quote while checking the context of the
"abyss" quote, and Amara being what she is (a female scientist), I
didn't resist the temptation of playfully quoting it as a bonus.

No -- I was just wondering what Amara thought the quote meant, as I
found it quite mysterious. If anything in my post illustrated the
alleged perilous side of the Nietzsche quoting business, it was my
question about the quote's meaning.

> Nietzsche himself presumably
> would welcome being improved upon:
> "One repays a teacher badly if one always remains a pupil only. Why do you
> not pluck at my wreath?"

I don't need that kind of advice.



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