Monday, May 31, 2021

Nietzsche and Psychology: How To Become Who You Are

The Academy of Ideas

"He enters a labyrinth, and multiplies a thousandfold the dangers that life in itself brings with it–– of which not the least is that nobody can see how and where he loses his way, becomes solitary, and is torn to pieces by some cave-minotaur of conscience." -Beyond Good and Evil

"The past of every form and way of life, of cultures that formerly lay right next to or on top of each other, now flows into us 'modern souls;' our drives now run back everywhere; we ourselves are a kind of chaos." -Beyond Good and Evil

"Direct self observation is not nearly sufficient for us to know ourselves: we need history, for the past flows on within us in a hundred waves." -Human All Too Human

Or as John Maynard Keynes once said: "Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back."

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