What did Nietzsche purport to see and hear that hadn’t been seen and heard before?

The gay science 221-75: In 301, Nietzsche says that higher human beings “see and hear immeasurably more” than lower human beings.  In section 301 Nietzsche says, “Whatever has value in our world now does not have value in itself, according to it’s nature- nature is always value-less, but has been given value at some time,…

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What is the beautiful truth and how does it manifest?

I found the answer to this question mostly within a few lines on page 84, “If nudity were going to represent anything good besides crude sexual desirability among the much-dressed Western Christian nations, art was going to be required to make it beautiful, strong, and apparently natural. Moreover, this transformation had to be accomplished in…

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All truly important information cannot be communicated

Reading the moral at the end of Philosophical Fragments helps to illuminate the meaning of the text. The moral does this to the extent that the ideas in Philosophical Fragments, Johannes Climacus and Sickness Unto Death can be categorized into one of the four points made in the moral which I have numbered below: “This…

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A breakdown of the movie, Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock

1). Synopsis: In a hotel room, two lovers are discussing their future high above the busy city. After lunch Marion Crane, the main character, becomes frustrated with the seemingly unfair world and decides to escape by taking the opportunity to steal 40,000 dollars from her employer so she can start a new life with her…

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An individual human being cannot be thought

The individual human being lies beneath the concept; an individual human being cannot be thought, but only the concept, ‘man’ What does this statement have to do with sin? What does it have to do with Christianity? What is the difference between general and specific? It seems to me that to understand the specific seems…

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Kimono – 3 elements of the collar

The most interesting cultural feature of the Kimono for me is the collar and it’s meaning in terms of placement and position. I think the Japanese use the collar similar to we in the US, but they are much more specific and subtle. In Japanese kimono there are 3 elements of the collar that change…

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