Re: The Psychological Problem of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "James Rovira"
I think there are quite a few parallels. One that just occurred to me
is a possible parallel between N's apollonian/dionysian and K's
> -- like they're observing the same phenomena and putting them indifferent
> categories.Would you introduce yourself to the group?
> Nice to hear from you, by the way. Have you posted here before?
Thanks - I haven't posted here before; I am mainly a Nietzschean who
wants to get to grips with Kierkegaard.
K's 3 'aesthetic/ethical/religous' stages remind me of Nietzsche's 3
metamorphoses of the spirit ['camel/lion/child'] in Thus Spake
It seems though that both K and N shared a similarly unusual childhood,
dominated by the demise of the father [N's father died when N was an
infant, but his father cast a shadow across N's life - see N's
autobiography 'Ecce Homo'].
Whereas K began his literary life as 'one still living', N regarded
himself as being 'born posthumously'.
I wondered if the similar biographical background to both thinkers was
a source for any 'psychological' connection between them?