Sunday, October 28, 2018
The restlessness (cont.)
I can't find a link to it (it seems to only be in the print edition) but this morning's LA Times ran an op-ed by Sue Prideaux, who was explaining how the far right has taken Nietzsche out of context. I am not qualified to evaluate that argument, but I was fascinated when she said that Nietzsche's famous "God is dead" quote refers to the problem of humans seeking meaning and order in the world when they no longer have belief in God as a source of authority. I think this is part of why people are so desperate to derive "ought" from "is", because they have no higher authority than material facts.