Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
The Genealogy of Morals

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books

The Genealogy of Morals

By Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Elsewhere $22.43 $18.87   Save 16%
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback
Other Information: Illustrations, black and white
Published In: 12 September 2013
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... THIRD ESSAY WHAT DO ASCETIC IDEALS MEAN? Regardless, mocking, violent, thus wisdom wisheth us: she is a woman, she ever loveth a warrior only. Thus Spake Zarathustra What do ascetic ideals mean ? -- In the case of artists nothing or too many things; in the case of philosophers and scholars something like a scenting and instinct of the most favourable conditions of high intellectuality; in the case of woman, at best, an additional amiableness for seduction, a little morbidezza on a pretty piece of flesh, the saintliness of some fine, fat animal; in the case of the physiologically aborted and depressed (the majority of mortals) an attempt to think themselves "too good" for this world, a sacred form of dissipation, their chief weapon in the struggle with slow pain and ennui; in the case of priests the specific priestly creed, their most effective instrument of power, also their "supreme" license to power; and finally in the case of saints a pretext for going into hibernation, their novissima gloric e cupido, their rest in the nothing (" God "), their form of madness. But the fact that the ascetic ideal has meant so much for man, expresses that other fundamental fact of human will, its horror vacui. It needs a goal, -- and it will rather will nothingness, than not will at all. -- Am I understood? . . . . Have I been understood? . . . . "By no means, Sir!" -- Well let us, then, begin at the beginning! What do ascetic ideals mean ? -- Or, to pick out a single case, in regard to which I have often enough been asked my advice: what does it mean, for instance, when an artist like Richard Wagner, in the eve of his life, gives an ovation to chastity? In a certain sense, it is true, he has always done so; but in an ascetic sense only in his very...
EAN: 9781230409764
ISBN: 1230409769
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.9 x 0.3 centimetres (0.13 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Genealogy of Morals on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.