Monday, March 29, 2021

Nietzsche: The Philosopher’s Intellectual Conscience

“A very popular error: having the courage of one’s convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack on one’s convictions!” ~ says Nietzsche (in his notes). This is a good point. A philosopher should have an intellectual conscience. He should be capable of arguing against himself. Whenever he develops a new philosophical position, he should remind himself that I may be wrong, I may be very wrong, I may be hopelessly wrong.

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