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Tag: ethics

How to Philosophize with a Hammer

by ds1844

“Turning thought into something aggressive, active and affirmative. Creating free men, that is to say men who do not confuse the aims of culture with the benefit of the State, morality or religion. Fighting the ressentiment and bad conscience which have replaced thought for us. Conquering the negative and its false glamour. The use of philosophy is to sadden.” Gilles Deleuze, Nietzsche and Philosophy, 106.

Lateral Thinking

by ds1844

“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.” Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Translator’s Foreword, xii.

Ethics, Behaviors, Forms of Life

by ds1977

“Harsh and horrible ethics can be the consequence of a surplus of life: since a lot can be risked, a lot can be challenged, a lot can also be squandered. Strong ages, noble cultures see pity, ‘neighbor love,’ and the lack of self and self-feeling as something contemptible. Ages should be measured by their positive forces – we moderns with our anxious self-solicitude and our neighbor love, with our virtues of work, modesty, lawfulness, and science – accumulating, economic, machine-like – we are a weak age. Equality essentially belongs to decline: the rift between people, between classes, the myriad number of types, the will to be yourself, to stand out, what I call the pathos of distance, is characteristic of every strong age.” Nietzsche, Skirmishes of an Untimely Man 37