Friday, February 23, 2007

construction of the Self!

3. Belieg in the “Ego.” The Subject


Friedrich Nietzsche

Against Positivism, which halts at phenomena—“There are only facts”—I would say: No, facts is precisely what there is not, only interpretations. We cannot establish any fact “in itself”: perhaps it is folly to want to do such thing.

“Everything is subjective,” you say, “ but even this is interpretation. The “subject” is not something given, it is something added and invented and projected behind the interpretation? Even this is invention, hypothesis.

In so far as the word “knowledge” has any meaning, the world is knowable; but it is interpretable otherwise, it has no meaning behind it, but countless meanings.---“ Perspectivism.”

It is our needs that interpret the world; our drives and their For and Against. Every drive is a kind of lust to rule; each one has its perspective that it would like to compel all the other drives to accept as a norm.

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