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Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 13:23:46 -0700
Subject: Re: Nietzsche ist tot


At 11:05 AM 8/31/00 EDT, you wrote:
>
>1) What does "fundamentally" mean?  I'm serious.  I see our world now as 
>vastly different from that of Hesiod, or Nietzsche's for that matter, so I 
>need to know what 'fundamentally' means for you in order to understand your 
>thinking.

That the engine that drive progress and morality is ressentiment, as
explained in other posts.

>
>2) What is a true democracy?  For the Greeks, the historical Greeks, did not 
>let slaves or women (the vast majority of their population) vote or own 
>property.  The voters were free, who, relative to the swarming masses, had 
>little resentment as the whole society was arranged for their benefit.  This 
>is a societal condition N either ignores, or is unaware of, perhaps?  It's 
>certianly a difference this post is glossing over.

Yes, feminists will point this out every chance they get. However we are
still glossing over the fact that many men were not much better off than
the women, and some women were even able to achieve power and status well
above most men. There have always been exceptional women in all ages that
did not let mere tradition get in their way. Aspasia most likely did not
gain her status through resentment of men. For another possibility on
Nietzsche's thoughts on women, maybe this will help:
http://home.att.net/~search-research/parkesfem.html

George


>
>thanks,
>Simone
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