NIETZSCHE, THE AWAKENING
Yannis Constantinides and Damien MacDonald
Translation Pablo Ires
Contrary to the image that we usually make of Nietzsche, that of that raptured and furious thinker, hammering here, blaspheming beyond, throwing puffs of fire in his wake, this book aims to add to that image (indelible) another image, that of the "Awake", borrowed from the Buddhist imagery, but present in many sections of his work.
The awake, the Awakening, are rather calm, even idyllic figures. No fighting feature, no longing on the horizon; meditative, contemplative, ironic search for itself, humorous, also in a physiological sense, eminently corporal, but where the body is not flesh but spirit, and the spirit is not a ghost but a body. Monista in the deep. Or rather there where monism and pluralism are the same thing, in struggle against that deep enemy that is duali...read more