Nietzsche, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dineen discussed on The Art of Manliness


Philosophers you read stuff in. It's like sometimes very bizarre. These aphorisms is revolt. Speaking about, you know, Zara sutra and things like, that's what was how'd you describe each philosophy? Sure. I mean, it's very that's it's a hard question. So I think Nietzsche is trying to create a philosophy thinking give us a sense of meaning in the absence of the traditions that I mentioned earlier, so what he would like us to do is to understand that the that the death of God actually allows us to live and living is not just an issue of reason. It's an issue of passion. It's an issue of art. And so the that leaf then comes through in his philosophy in is philosophy. Ralph WALDO Emerson says one day. Possibly will be done by poets Nietzsche envisions that or is trying to embody that. So when we think about the form of Nietzsche's philosophy. We see poetry. We see aphorism we see songs drama, and what niche is hoping is that we actually see it as a philosophy of life. He says that the point of life is to make our lives, like pieces of art, and he tried to embody that in his writings. So it doesn't come across as a straight argument or as a rational discourse. Because he says that an Ijaz suspects that human beings don't just live by rational discourse alone. They live by gut instinct, and they live by aesthetic were artistic experience. And so by forming a philosophy that is as you say unconventional. He's he's trying to tap into those. You know, those ways of understanding that irrational part, he uses the God icies right is sort of that that represents that irrational part. Of humanity. That's right. I mean, and so each envisions a culture that balances the denomination and the Appalachian the Appalachian being this call to order and the Dineen being the sort of darker instinctual impulse. And he says that the best cultures are those that can have a balance between the two, and if we think and have a balanced between the two in the same experience. That's what he thinks is so unique about Greek tragedy, for example. So you mentioned Ralph WALDO Emerson there as I've read Nietzsche I've found similarities between what he was doing. What the transcendental lists were doing? What do you think the similarities there? Yes. I mean Nietzsche's reading Emerson through the eighteen sixties, and he says that Emerson is his good friend because of his deep would need to Kohl's Scepsis the where the gives us skeptical in other words, Emerson's doubt about conventional forms of morality is doubt about conventional or traditional. Ways of being and I think that that's a similarity. I also think there's a similarity with Emerson's sort of drive toward individualism and self reliance, which we see in nature..

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