Beyond Good and Evil - Study Guide Part 2: The Free Spirit - Chapters 24-35 Summary & Analysis

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Nietzsche observes that man goes to great lengths in order to keep himself from uncovering knowledge. The philosopher strives to rise above this simple life, to seek truth, regardless of the consequences. A true philosopher knows that no truth will ever be found in his theories.

Nietzsche feels that every human being instinctively craves solitude and a place where he can be protected and saved from the crowd. Even though one avoids the majority, there is still a stronger instinct to gain knowledge which guides him toward like minds and thereby, unconsciously, develops elevated tastes. In general, a man will not take on burden and responsibility without cause.

Language will not get over its awkwardness long enough for people to understand that there are no opposites, only subtleties of gradation. There is no...

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