File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_1998/nietzsche.9801, message 65

Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 16:07:20 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Inkonsequenz Spinozas (1 of 11)

On Sun, 25 Jan 1998, John T. Duryea wrote:

> Go for it Kelly. I feel a certain kinship with Spinoza in
> that his forebears went to Holland to escape religious
> persecution as did mine (French Huguenot). Matter
> of fact my paternal forebear might have known of
> Spinoza before emigrating to America in the 1600's.
> Anyhow, I'm interested in how you posit Spinoza
> with Nietzsche. Is not Spinoza's "substance"
> totally at odds with Nietzshe's "will to power"
> as Nietzsche alludes to in BGE 13? The difference

[Editing out stuff since I am not going to comment on
it for now.  You should think about getting away from
trying to see everything always through Spengler's

Thanks for expressing interest and encouragement.  That
little personal bit is interesting!
As for your question--the best answer I can give right 
now is to wait until I post my piece, then we can perhaps
discuss things.
I will add one little remark right now.  Nietzsche clearly
thought very highly of Spinoza--in at least some fundamental
respects they may well be closer than you (based on your
remarks) might expect.
I will post it as soon as I have it all keyed in and lined
up in files ready to go.  I have begun keying it in.  Exactly
how long it will take depends on how much time I can
squeeze out of my present life.  My guess now is one week,
two at the most.  We'll see.
Take care,

     Kelly Timothy Lynch     ||    "Dei potentia est       ||  ipsa ipsius essentia."
   Toronto, Ontario, Canada  ||         Spinoza

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