jump to navigation

TRUTH and insanity March 3, 2012

Posted by aldelsol in FUTURE, TRUTH.
Tags:
add a comment

The greatest danger

Had there not always been a majority of men who regarded the cultivation of their mind – their “rationality” – as their pride, their obligation, their virtue, and who were embarrassed and ashamed by all fantasizing and debauchery of thought, being the friend of “healthy common sense”, humanity would have perished long ago.

(more…)

Interest in TRUTH will cease. February 28, 2012

Posted by aldelsol in FUTURE, TRUTH.
Tags:
add a comment

Future of science. To the man who works and searches in it, science gives much pleasure; to the man who learns its results, very little. But since all important scientific truths must eventually become everyday and commonplace, even this small amount of pleasure ceases; just as we have long ago ceased to enjoy learning the admirable multiplication tables. Now, if science produces ever less joy in itself and takes ever greater joy in casting suspicion on the comforts of metaphysics, religion, and art, then the greatest source of pleasure, to which mankind owes almost its whole humanity, is impoverished. Therefore a higher culture must give Give man a double brain, two brain chambers, as it were, one to experience science, and one to experience nonscience.

(more…)

TEACHERS of a PURPOSE February 27, 2012

Posted by aldelsol in FUTURE.
Tags:
add a comment

The teachers of the purpose of existence.— Whether I contemplate men with benevolence or with an evil eye, I always find them concerned with a single task, all of them and every one of them in particular: to do what is good for the preservation of the human race. Not from any feeling of love for the race, but merely because nothing in them is older, stronger, more inexorable and unconquerable than this instinct—because this instinct constitutes the essence of our species, our herd. (more…)