Tag: Nietzsche

  • The Birth of Tragedy and other Cultural Lies

    For Nietzsche, transformation was not simply a matter suspending audience disbelief, but instead allowing the audience to actually enter the world of the Greek god Dionysus, in whose realm lies all primordial truths and with it, the tragic suffering inherent in comprehending these truths.

  • Use of Fragmentation in the modernist work of Forster, Eliot, and Woolf

    Most certainly as each different section of The Wasteland shifts to the next without transition (or sometimes without even obvious links), we get a sense of how frustrated and lost that society must have felt when all around them they got the same message. But unlike Howards End, The Wasteland seems to suggest connections cannot be made.

  • The Pinch of Pisces

    Not only has post humanism made redundant our most fundamental assumption that God is superior to man but also that man is in turn superior to nature. This leaves nothing left but nature and the funny thing is that the distinctions were all manmade in the first place.

  • Political Posturing or Master-Slave Morality – in the ‘Free World’

    I suggest that those who so easily invoke ‘morality’ on their side, have given little serious thought as to what it might mean or perhaps more interesting – from whence the concept might come.

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Saturn & Jupiter in Existential Balance

    Astrologically, we equate responsibility with Saturn.  With Saturn, we undertake our duties and obligations seriously and in this way, we achieve. When things go wrong however, we’re more reluctant to take responsibility. Thus the downside of Saturn is fault and blame. In On the Genealogy of Morals (3:15), Nietzsche has suggested that fault and blame […]