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Thinking through Nietzsche’s Uses and Abuses, Part Two

Today I continue with my commentary on Friedrich Nietzsche’s essay, “On the Uses and Abuses of History for Life.” As I wrote this up, it became longer than reasonable for a blog post, so I’ll have to finish up with a part three. I’m banking on the extraordinary patience for ideas in our community. Maybe this is a neat theoretical companion piece for our other post today. Last time out, I set up Nietzsche’s basic framework. Three essential kinds of historical consciousness, monumental, antiquarian, and critical, in proper measure, were needed for a history for life. Unfortunately, moderns suffered from Read more