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
eyes.]

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.
Thanks,
Take care,

     Kelly Timothy Lynch     ||    "Dei potentia est
       ktlynch-AT-vex.net       ||  ipsa ipsius essentia."
   Toronto, Ontario, Canada  ||         Spinoza



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