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ebi | (Level 2) Honors

Posted November 19, 2009 at 4:58 PM via web

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What does Nietzsche mean by saying, "We love someone but we never think about them"?

When Nietzsche said, "We love someone but we never think about them" what did he mean ?

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kimfuji | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted November 19, 2009 at 5:09 PM (Answer #1)

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Nietzsche meant that the act of loving is transparent and needs no proof or claim. Nietzsche believed all knowledge was falsification. He believed that "thought" was always self-serving and came from the ego, sort of like we own our thoughts.He also believed that abstract concepts are objectified by poeple. A good quote supporting his theories is:

"Philosophy always creates the world in its own image; it cannot do otherwise"

Since Nietzche believed all these things, he thought of love as an act and something that cannot be conceptualised or even thought about in a pure and reliable way. That is why he wrote ,"we love someone but we never think of them."

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