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Nietzsche’s “Uses and Abuses” Part Three: Where the Rubber Hits the Road

In part one and part two in this series of posts, I relayed Nietzsche’s basic arguments in “Uses and Abuses.” Now it makes sense of shift gears a bit, considering where and how the rubber hits the road. There are risks here, especially the sin of vanity. In Nietzschean fashion, any critique risks privileging the present in the wrong way, reinforcing widely held opinions of our day or the trends common to this or that academic industry. Yet it would be strange not to carry the philosopher’s insights into the present. At some risk then, this final installment concerns the Read more