File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_1998/nietzsche.9801, message 89

Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 13:35:57 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Inkonsequenz Spinozas (1 of 11)

(1 of 11)

(original notes:)  This paper began as the text of a small public
talk (Philosophy Department, University of Ottawa, September
18, 1981).  No essential changes have been made, although
there are numerous small changes.

All translations of Nietzsche are my own.
For Spinoza's _Ethics_ I generally follow W.H.White (Oxford
1927), with rare exceptions.  Here I use Elwes' "pleasure
and pain" for laetitia and tristitia, instead of White's "joy
and sorrow".

Some acquaintance with Spinoza's _Ethics_ and Nietzsche's
_Beyond_Good_and_Evil_ in particular, and with the writings
of Spinoza and Nietzsche more generally, is presupposed.

"Die Inkonsequenz Spinozas":  Notes on Nietzsche and Spinoza:
Short Commentary on Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter 1, #13

          Nie noch fand ich das Weib, von dem ich Kinder
          mochte, es sei denn dieses Weib, das ich liebe:
          denn ich liebe dich, o Ewigkeit!
          Denn ich liebe dich, o Ewigkeit!

          Never did I find the woman from whom I wanted
          children, unless it was this woman, that I love:
          for I love you, oh Eternity!
          For I love you, oh Eternity!

                    Thus Spoke Zarathustra III
                    "The Seven Seals (Or: the Yes- and Amen-Song)"

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

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