By Martin Heidegger
"... Heidegger's studying of The Ister is considerate and wealthy. It presents his readers with the instruments to construct on his interpretation and to right any missteps with out doing violence to the whole." -- assessment of MetaphysicsMartin Heidegger's 1942 lecture direction translates Friedrich H?lderlin's hymn "The Ister" in the context of H?lderlin's poetic and philosophical paintings, with specific emphasis on H?lderlin's discussion with Greek tragedy. Revealing of Heidegger's considered the interval are his discussions of the which means of "the political" and "the national," during which he emphasizes the trouble and the need of discovering "one's personal" in and via a discussion with "the foreign."
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Kroner, 1911), pp. 9-15. I cite this edition here as this paragraph, where Nietzsche uses the word 'Doppelganger' to describe himself, is omitted here in the Kritische Studienausgabe. Jacques Derrida also cites Nietzsche's description of himself as a 'doppelganger' in Otobiographies (Paris: Galilee, 1984), p. 68. 2. ) Ecce Homo, Nietzsche, Werke: Kritische Gesamtausgabe, ed. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Vol. , 1969), p. 266. 3. Nietzsche, Jenseits von Gut und Bose, Nietzsche, Werke: Kritische Gesamtausgabe, ed.
All Nietzsche's talk of whips, warriors, cruelty and hardness is of course put in a rather different light by the story of his collapse in Turin in 1889: On the morning of 3 January Nietzsche had just left his lodgings when he saw a cab-driver beating his horse in the Piazza Carlo Alberto. 25 Thus Nietzsche displayed another aspect of his duality: Nietzsche, the hard softie. Naked men Apart from perversely indulging in sadomasochism with regard to himself, declaring truth to be a woman and even identifying with pregnant women, Nietzsche also constantly associated physical beauty with the naked male body.
Dorian asks: Is insincerity such a terrible thing? I think not. It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities. Such at any rate was Dorian Gray's opinion. He used to wonder at the shallow psychology of those who conceive the Ego in man as a thing simple, permanent, reliable and of one essence. 3 'Methods by which we can multiply our personalities' constantly crop up in Wilde's work. Examples are the 'Bunburying' in The Importance of Being Earnest or the essay The Truth of Masks'.