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man will, dictating to itself a mode of acting and being in the world —it becomes
clear that no generic antagonism exists between the form of consciousness,
aimed at action, which is morality, and the nourishment of consciousness, which
Being and Nothingness is an attempt to develop a language to cope with, to
record the gestures of, a consciousness tormented by disgust. This disgust, this
experience of the superfluity of things and of moral values, is simultaneously a ...
In his Birth of Tragedy, which is really about the death of tragedy, Nietzsche
blamed the radically new prestige of knowledge and conscious intelligence—
which arose in ancient Greece with the figure of Socrates—for the waning of
instinct and ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review