Monday, January 22, 2007

Nietzsche as an Exoteric Philosopher

Nietzsche's teaching is an exoteric one: that is, a teaching that is the opposite of esoteric, a teaching that is made publicly available to those to whom it was meant for. But because of the men with unattentive ears (who are under the spell of the philosopher-priests--Leo Strauss?) that teaching is forced to remain esoteric, and will be so until the time is right, until the "moment" has been prepared. Then and only then will Zarathustra, the Redeemer of Humanity, begin his descent, his "down-going."

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