Friday, November 1, 2013

Nevermind

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

[ Selected this thinking of you. It may be meaninful. ]

One level of education, itself a very high one, has been reached when man gets beyond superstitious and religious concepts and fears and, for example, no longer believes in the heavenly angels or original sin, and has stopped talking about the soul's salvation. Once he is at this level of liberation, he must still make a last intense effort to overcome metaphysics. Then, however, a retrograde movement is necessary: he must understand both the historical and the psychological justification in metaphysical ideas. He must recognize how mankind's greatest advancement came from them and how, if one did not take this retrograde step, one would rob himself of mankind's finest accomplishments to date.


With regard to philosophical metaphysics, I now see a number of people who have arrived at the negative goal (that all positive metaphysics is an error), but only a few who climb back down a few rungs. For one should look out over the last rung of the ladder, but not want to stand on it. Those who are most enlightened can go only as far as to free themselves of metaphysics and look back on it with superiority, while here, as in the hippodrome, it is necessary to take a turn at the end of the track.

Friedrich Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human
Section One: Of First and Last Things - Aphorism # 20

silvereagle said...

Great posting!!!

Jay M. said...

It's really fun to go on a Richmond Ghost Tour, starting at the Poe Museum. I invite you to come visit and hear a bit about the history of EAP that isn't commonly known! Free Room & Board!

Peace <3
Jay

JoeBlow said...

I would absolutely love to. I've always loved EAP.

Jay M. said...

Come on up! Then you'll owe me a visit to New Orleans! HAHAHAHA!

(I'll pay my own way! I know you're a broke student!)
Jay

Coop said...

This is funny