Friday, January 20, 2012

Nietzsche's Notebooks

Nietzsche's Notebooks are available in facsimile online here.

I am not sure whether I will spend much time perusing them. This page is interesting, if only it tells us something about Nietsche's view of women. "Geschlechtsbefriedigung" or sexual "satisfaction" is crossed out. Das "Mütterliche" or the "moterly [element]" seems to predominate.

"133. The demand to be loved is the greatest presumption." It would be interesting to investigate which role the notebooks played in his writing. (I am sure there must be a ton of literature on this already.)

Later that day: Apparently, the first page is not in Nietzsche's own handwriting. Here is a page that is:

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