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Nietzsche in Outline & Aphorism Alfred Richard Orage

Nietzsche in Outline & Aphorism

Alfred Richard Orage

Published 1911
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188 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...its action is,MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...its action is, throughout, reaction. Autonomous and moral are mutu ally preclusive terms. Chastity and sensuality are not necessarily antithetical- every true marriage, every genuine love-affair, is past that antithesis. There could be no greater, no more fatal misunderstanding than if the happy, the well-constituted, the mighty in body and soul were to begin to doubt their own right to happiness. Older than the pleasure received from the I is the pleasure received from the herd- and as long as the good conscience is called herd, only the bad conscience saith I. Sir Hazard,--that is the earliest nobility of the world, which I restored unto all things. I saved them from the slavery of serving an end. In comparison with remote ages, our age is surprisingly immoral. Popular morality is comparable to popular medicine- there is no science in either, Theideaof sin and punishment diverted mans wrath from his neighbour to himself. Life would be intolerable but for its moral significance? But why should not your life be intolerable? Morals are perpetually being transformI ed by successful crimes. Pity like any other craving may be fed to excess. Suppose that altruism were really practised, should we not fly from our neighbour? IWho suffers when we are depressed by the misery of others? They do. If man would no longer think himself wicked, he would cease to be so. If moral judgments are the judgments of health, then criminals are diseased and should be treated as such. Briefly, the new thing we want: we no longer want to turn causes into sinners and consequences into executioners. Somebody must be to blame because I feel badly ---this kind of logic is shared by all the sick. Now and then I did something for sufferers, but...