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Thursday, May 1, 2008

philosophy

Philosophy is not some game or idle pastime.

It's something you do with your whole life. You do it because this is your life, your only shot at this world. It's not about getting the right structure in your head, it's about becoming the kind of person you want to be.
Immoralists. -- Because they dissect morality, moralists must now be content to be upbraided as immoralists. But he who wants to dissect has to kill; yet only for the sake of better knowledge, better judgement, better living; not so that all the world shall start dissecting. Unhappily, however, people still believe that every moralist has to be a model and ideal in all he does and that others are supposed to imitate him: they confuse him with the preacher of morals. The older moralists dissected too little and preached too much: which is why the moralists of today experience this confusion and its unpleasant consequences. (WS 19)

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