Friday, April 17, 2020

On Nietzsche’s View of Redeemer

Solitude is not a flight from reality. It is a flight from the banal ways of looking at reality. It is a method of discovering an original view of the world. In his Genealogy of Morals, Nietzsche talks about the redeemer, who is filled with love and contempt, who gives up his solitude to redeem humanity. Here’s a line from Nietzsche’s text: “This man of the future will redeem us, not just from the ideal held up till now, but also from those things which had to arise from it, from the great nausea, the will to nothingness, from nihilism, that stroke of midday and of great decision that makes the will free again, which gives earth its purpose and man his hope again, this Antichrist and anti-nihilist, this conqueror of God and of nothingness—he must come one day…”

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