Liberty, Prudence, Imperfection, and Law

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    The Gay Science: V.356–V.358

    V.356–V.358 Just as knowledge and language develop naturally, in Nietzsche’s view, so our perceptions of ourselves relative to art and occupation develop and take on a…

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    “Harold Laski and Sovereignty,” By Bruce Frohnen

    The modern theory of sovereignty is . . . a theory of political organization. It insists that there must be in every social order some single center of ultimate reference, some…

  • The pastor takes the filth of the people away, according to Nietzsche.

    The Gay Science: V.351–V.355

    V.351–V.355 The last reading ended with a discussion of the intellectuals, while today’s begins with a reflection on the sorts of people the “common man” is…

  • "Selflessness" has no value either in heaven or on earth.

    The Gay Science: V.345–V.350

    V.345–V.350  Morality as it is currently understood is an inhibitor of the great life. At least, that is what Nietzsche argues in today’s reading. Assuming that the basis…

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    “Heinrich Rommen on the Community and the State,” By Bruce Frohnen

    Heinrich Rommen was among the most important political thinkers of the twentieth century. Yet most people, including most scholars, have never heard of him. This is because Rommen…

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    Leviathan: III.XXXIII

    III.XXXIII If the Bible is to be our guide in understanding the nature of the Kingdom of God, then we need to be certain what it is that makes up the Bible. There has never been…