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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 incorrect » 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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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 incorrect » 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
"When power becometh gracious and descendeth into the visible—I call such condescension, beauty.
And from no one do I want beauty so much as from thee, thou powerful one: let thy goodness be thy last self-conquest.
All evil do I accredit to thee: therefore do I desire of thee the good.
Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings, who think themselves good because they have crippled paws!" (Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra, "The Sublime Ones", Common translation.)
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