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Hereandnow wrote:Absolutely! He was always ill. But he anticipated the end of rationalism. As to becomng textbook philosophers, I don't see the problem. A text is another person talking to you and taking her time to get it right. Philosophy texts give us interpretative possibilities; they transfigure the worldif you stick with them.
philosophical rational group try to free the masses from religion, irrationality and mysticism but they act in the same way like the fanatical religious people do.
I interpret the hammer as saying we need to incorporate into our thinking 'intuition' as much as 'rational' thinking. Where we lose touch with our intuition our rationality loses its way.
It is more about style and charisma than about intuition. Intution is a term reserved for direct cognitive apprehension. But you, know, Nietzsche was a big fan of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American transcendentalist, who was very intuitive. In fact, he is considered a moral intuitionist. Nietzsche liked his Self Reliance and the flare of his rhetorical prose, but certainly not his religious bent. Just goes to show you, it is not the ideas so much. Like Aristotle, it is the man himself that made for respect and honor.
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