Category Archives: Nietzsche

Communal Discernment

About a year ago, we had a teacher’s meeting about the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s book On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life. The meeting had some intriguing moments, such as when I suggested that the concept of a … Continue reading

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This New Life

One of the best things about angels–at least the angels recorded in the Sacred Scriptures–is that they are never “wordy.” Truly, they are the best of messengers. They do not mumble, they do not emote, they do not repeat needlessly. … Continue reading

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Christian Instincts

In his early work On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche has the rather uncommon worry that people can learn too much, that too much knowledge is a bad thing. According to Nietzsche, through … Continue reading

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Get ready for Nietzsche: the inescapable past, and the Catholic answer

In my class this morning, I gave my students a brief preview of Nietzsche’s writing, since he is the next philosopher we will be reading, and I thought I would share it here as well. I encourage you to read … Continue reading

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