Nietzsche’s “The Use And Abuse Of History” How historical knowledge can be both a blessing and a curse

In Nietzsche’s view, his culture (and he would probably say ours too) has become bloated with too much knowledge. And this explosion of knowledge is not serving “life”–that is, it is not leading to a richer, more vibrant, contemporary culture. On the contrary.

Scholars obsess over methodology and sophisticated analysis. In doing so, they lose sight of the real purpose of their work. Always, what matters most isn’t whether their methodology is sound, but whether what they are doing serves to enrich contemporary life and culture.

https://www.thoughtco.com/nietzsches-the-use-and-abuse-of-history-2670323


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