File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_1995/nietzsche_Nov9.95, message 14

Date:          Fri, 10 Nov 1995 04:28:58 +0200
Subject:       Re: Music, Nietzsche, Rhythm

John writes:

> To those who seek to understand Nietzsche, but ignore Wagner, I can think 
> of no better refutation than Nietzsche himself:
> "When in this essay I assert the proposition that Wagner is harmful, I 
> wish no less to assert for whom he is nevertheless indispensable - for the
> philosopher. Others may be able to get along without Wagner; but the 
> philosopher is not free to do without Wagner

Nietzsche did not think much of philosophers, now did he? He 
certainly did not think of himself as just a philosopher.


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