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Advice on reading Nietzsche

Postby Venture » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:13 am

So I am about to read the Genealogy of Morality for the second time in my life and I was wondering if anyone had any tips from experience concerning how I should approach the text. Are there any specific questions I should be asking? Should I read it once slowly and methodically? Or very quickly followed by a slower reading? Should I start with the third or second treatise as opposed to the first?
"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
"
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Re: Advice on reading Nietzsche

Postby demoralized » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:25 pm

I don't know the answer to your question, but the title of your post made me want to solicit my advice on reading Nietzche: read the bible first if you haven't already
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Re: Advice on reading Nietzsche

Postby Venture » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:29 pm

incorrect wrote:I don't know the answer to your question, but the title of your post made me want to solicit my advice on reading Nietzche: read the bible first if you haven't already


That's a daunting task. Which edition/version?
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Re: Advice on reading Nietzsche

Postby demoralized » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:24 pm

Venture wrote:
incorrect wrote:I don't know the answer to your question, but the title of your post made me want to solicit my advice on reading Nietzche: read the bible first if you haven't already


That's a daunting task. Which edition/version?


edition/version is important question, but I have no suggestion here
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Re: Advice on reading Nietzsche

Postby Sauwelios » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:49 am

The OP reminded me of this lecture series, which may be helpful (I'm linking to the third lecture on purpose, because I don't think the first two are very important):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDd1Lj39MyY&list=PLDScx_zOWL61qq-IbE1A-GaqVVy9t_w6s&index=3

Nietzsche lecture by Prof. Raymond Geuss 3/7
"Someone may object that the successful revolt against the universal and homogeneous state could have no other effect than that the identical historical process which has led from the primitive horde to the final state will be repeated. But would such a repetition of the process--a new lease of life for man's humanity--not be preferable to the indefinite continuation of the inhuman end? Do we not enjoy every spring although we know the cycle of the seasons, although we know that winter will come again?" (Leo Strauss, "Restatement on Xenophon's Hiero".)
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