Well, that is mainly true. But again, Nietzsche valued very highly knowing
the limitations of things such as logic, truth, rationality, right and
rigor. And he also spoke about the impossiblility of seeing ones position
as an outsider, and thus homogeneity is a dangerous force. That is why the
saw Marxism as bad (well there is more to it than that but...).
>Subject: Re: [Sartre] One more thing... 'the Ivory Tower'
>Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 20:58:41 EST
>You said: "the public half-educated attack on elitism in any form is the
>main cause for most the disstress in the western world.� A Philosopher can
>talk about the meaninglessness of his craft because it is important, but
>mass reads that as weakness."
>Andrew replies: My comment about the ivory tower was not intended to be an
>attack on elitism; it was simply to make the distinction between those for
>whom philosophy is a crucial aspect of living, and those for whom
>is a game of abstraction, a sort of mental masturbation. Philosophers who
>sit around in their togas eating grapes and pontificating on the nature of
>the Good and Truth and Beauty, or about the meaninglessness of their
>discussions, are not exactly elites, in my opinion. They're so caught up
>abstractions that they lose sight of the real world and the real purpose of
>philosphy. If you are a Nietzschean then you must know that Nietzche had
>little regard for such people, and would hardly have considered them elite,
>let alone Supermen.
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