Thursday, 27 March 2008

Truth and Well-Being

“There is no pre-established harmony between the furtherance of truth and the well-being of mankind.”

[“Es gibt keine prästabilierte Harmonie zwischen der Förderung der Wahrheit und dem Wohle der Menschheit.”]

F.W. Nietzsche, Menschliches, Allzumenschliches (Franfurt am Main und Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 2000), §.517, p.275.

4 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

Coincidence, Mr. Deogowulf. :)
Last night I enjoyed reading some of his thoughts in 'Nietzsche für Boshafte'* / Nietzsche for (the) Malicious'.
You'd like it. There seems to exist no English edition yet, though.

* insel Taschenbuch 3274
ISBN 978-3-458-34974-7

Deogolwulf said...

I used to have a book in German called something like "Nietzsche for Fun."

Sean Jeating said...

Mine - a Christmas present by our daughter :) - had just been published then, in autumn 2007.
The one you mention is probably 'Niezsche zum Vergnügen'.

In this spirit: Have ein vergnügliches / pleasurable weekend. :)

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

What would you expect from Nietzsche anyway?