Prerequisites to Understanding Nietzsche's Works

Name three most critical subjects or influences on Nietzsche one should read to better understand him. Not interested in commentaries on Nietzsche after the fact.

Are there any prerequisites or can I just hop right in? (I started with the greeks dont worry)

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the bible
    kant
    schopenhauer

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >le bib el
      already read the entire thing. definitely not a prerequisite as such.

      >kant
      didnt understand critique of pure reason

      >schopenhauer
      You can get the gist from his essays right? The World as Will and Representation is more than 1000 pages. Be more specific.

      • 1 week ago
        Strange Love

        >didnt understand critique of pure reason

        No worries. Little to understand there anyway.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    When did Bale play Christ? What film is that?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)

      Now give your recommendations or I will impose my will on your ass.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a film, it's a kino(because of Bale)

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldn't know. I dont consoom any moving pictures besides gifs and pron.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i dint get the meme pic.
    is it cause Benedikt was very erudite and jesus a carpenter?

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf I didn’t know Christian Bale played christ

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Jesus is the decadent middle class do-good slave morality revolutionary and the pope is the master morality machiavellian leading the greatest brain washing, psychological and soul-controlling, and political institution the ancient world has ever seen.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What a visceral way to describe something

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      revolution is inherently anti slave morality

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Not if someone else manipulates you into revolting for his agenda, and you get discarded afterwards.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >revolution is inherently anti slave morality

        You are a retard who hasn't actually read Nietzsche. Both the protestant reformation and the French Revolution were slave revolts in morality, according to Nietzsche:

        >At any rate, there took place in the Renaissance a brilliantly sinister revival of the classical ideal, of the aristocratic judgement of all things: Rome herself stirred, like a man awakened from a trance, under the force of the new Judaic Rome that had been built over her, which presented the appearance of an ecumenical synagogue and was called the ‘Church’; but immediately Judaea triumphed again, thanks to that fundamentally popular (German and English) movement born of resentment that is called the Reformation, and taking also into account its inevitable corollary, the restoration of the Church – the restoration also of the ancient sepulchral silence of classical Rome.

        >In a sense that was even more crucial and even more profound, Judaea proved yet once more victorious over the classical ideal in the French Revolution; the last political aristocracy that existed in Europe, that of the French in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, collapsed in the conflict with the instincts of a resentful populace – never had the world heard greater jubilation or witnessed more unrestrained exuberance!

        Slave morality is not acting like a slave. In fact, a slave who accepted his fate would be affirming a master morality. Thinking slavery is bad and should be stopped is slave morality.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I can give post-requisites. Valium or Xanax, and Cioran.

    >He [Nietzsche] demolished so many idols only to replace them with others: a false iconoclast, with adolescent aspects and a certain virginity, a certain innocence inherent in his solitary’s career. He observed men only from a distance. Had he come closer, he could have neither conceived nor promulgated the superman, that preposterous, laughable, even grotesque chimera, a crotchet which could occur only to a mind without time to age, to know the long serene disgust of detachment.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    My advice to beginning students of Nietzsche is: if you want to
    understand what Nietzsche is really concerned with, what
    forms the essential background against which his work
    should be studied, do not read Kant (or Hegel), but study the
    real history of what was happening in the 19th century in
    Central Europe and spend the three or four years you will
    need to learn Greek sufficiently to follow what is going on in
    an ancient text. Then start reading Homer, Hesiod, the Pre-
    Socratics, early elegiac and iambic poetry, tragedy and com-
    edy, Herodotus and Thuycidides, and especially Plato as sys-
    tematically as you can. To read these works only in transla-
    tion is pretty pointless because the modern translators gen-
    erally project back into the ancient texts exactly those (later)
    modern conceptions that Nietzsche is trying to get away
    from. To put it another way, part of what is interesting about
    these texts is precisely what the translators smooth out and
    render invisible in their work. If, after reading Theognis, Plato,
    and Sophocles, you still have time, read Schopenhauer and
    Wagner. If, then, you still have time on your hands, it will not
    hurt then to read Kant and Hegel, although I would wager
    that by that time you will find nothing in them to help you
    further in understanding Nietzsche.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Plato
    Bible
    Wagner

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Nietzsche
    refuted by Girard

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Girard
      Refuted by Lyotard

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >le retard
        Not at all.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      > t. midwit

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Brainlet here, where the FUCK do I start? I've read the bible. What's next? Give me a TL;DR, an overview, < 10 names to get me up to speed

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit. That dude is about to jack off isn't he? they literally predicted me.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What would Nietzsche say? Would he say you should read philosophers and theologians?

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The pre-socratics, Schopenhauer (you might understand better if you read Kant), Spinoza

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wagner
    Shopenhauer
    Greeks

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