Can’t find the passage!

Darn it! Where is that blasted passage where Nietzsche wishes upon his friends every hardship, misfortune, illness, etc.?

About Huenemann

Curious about the ways humans use their minds and hearts to distract themselves from the meaninglessness of life.
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4 Responses to Can’t find the passage!

  1. Rob says:

    Types of my disciples.– To those human beings who are of any concern to me I wish suffering, desolation, sickness, ill-treatment, indignities–I wish that they should not remain unfamiliar with profound self-contempt, the torture of self-mistrust, the wretchedness of the vanquished: I have no pity for them, because I wish them the only thing that can prove today whether one is worth anything or not–that one endures.

    Spring-Fall 1887

    In a footnote, Kaufmann adds that the MS continues: I have not yet got to know any idealist, but many liars —


  2. Huenemann says:

    Thanks, Rob — I knew you’d have it! I can hardly believe it, as I thought for sure it was in a published work, like GS or BGE or EH. Still, there it is. No wonder I couldn’t find it.


  3. Huenemann says:

    And what a weird continuation in the ms. Why go from his wretched disciples to lying idealists? Perhaps it ties in with BGE, ch. 1, where he is out to reveal the psychological underpinnings of philosophers. Maybe the thought is that just as no one is willing to truly prove himself, in Nz’s sense, it is also true that no one is really willing to embrace such a view as idealism — not really — though many try to talk the talk. Still, why should he suddenly think of idealism?


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