Friday, 24 August 2007

Untouched

“Every philosophy which believes that the problem of existence is touched on, not to say solved, by a political event is a joke — and a pseudo-philosophy.”
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F.W. Nietzsche, “Schopenhauer as Educator”, Untimely Meditations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp.147-8.

5 comments:

Judge373 said...

Would somebody remind the neo-cons of this, please?

Arbus Joyce Musselman said...

Nietzsche must have been of the opinion that philosophy was not necessarily related to politics. Other philosophers, such as Plato and Hegel, disagreed. Who was right? After all these centuries, do we know?

Cirdan said...

Which problem of existence?

Pietr said...

I know.

Carl Denham said...

Is it because the problem of existence pertains to all time and every place, whereas a political event refers to a specific time and place? If so, then Nietzsche's statement is trivially true but significantly expressed.