Thursday, December 07, 2006

Nietzsche was a philologist, after all

You'd think that Heraclitus, who tried to articulate an ethics, ethos, aesthetic, physical science, and metaphysics all at once, would be regarded as the king of the integral cats. At least the one at the top of the family tree (arborescence implied, for those who've read D&G). Dig:
"The way up and down is one and the same."
Nietzsche was a philologist, after all. He didn't just self-medicate and rant, he knew what he was doing. And one thing he did was quote Heraclitus, a big kahuna indeed for philologists. This statement looks an awful lot like a dismissal of verticality, no? Heraclitus probably would have laughed if this faire soule offered him a personality test. No ladders for me, thanks."The fairest order in the world is a heap of random sweepings." Take that, Spinoza. posted by DGA at 1:26 PM

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