anyone go from thinking this guy was full of shit to reading his stuff closely and thinking there might be something to it only to go back to thinking he is full of shit
Nietzsche can't be accused of inconsistency. As far as post-Hegelians go, he was not incredibly fond of jargon. His aphoristic style reminds me of a dad too much at times. I honestly think the vitalizing effect of reading his work when I was younger is even stronger when reading certain essays by RW Emerson...and I do not think that the two are so far apart in terms of their egoist biophilia...
Nietzsche's worst characteristic was his attitude of polemics. He was the finest fedora tipper there ever was, though. Does anyone have any real insight or criticisms of Nietzsche? Or is he just incredibly irrelevant. Personally I like the fucking pep talks he gives, makes me want to go innawoods.
>He was the finest fedora tipper there ever was, though.
It's true. The Antichrist is the most fedora tippy book ever but it's so deliciously inflammatory.
The entire western society is rallying against everything he stood for, individualism, egoism, war, anti-equality, in every kind of media and you are asking one of them to come forward and bring you a critique. If you think popular means significant when it comes to relevant then you won't find any dissenting opinions valid, the rest of us can trace his influence and mountainous loads invalid critique from others easily.
I don't think the west's fascination with those tropes are due to Nietzsche...I think all of those things are well encoded into Christianity...I don't think he was pro-war, either, not in particular...Ernst Junger and others took up his idea of Vitality and Virtu and conflated that with the honor and blood of combat...nevertheless, what is transcendent about Nietzsche is his often surprisingly rigorous "devaluation of all values"...now honestly /b/ does that job in a more profound and vulgar way than he could ever hope to but iirc Nietzsche was pretty much wizard status
He predicted that the fall of Christianity would result in either nihilism or totalitarianism and that the there would be hundred millions dead as a result for it.
He was pretty right about that wasn't he?