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The following are quotes:
- “All that we need and that could possibly be given us in the present state of development of the sciences, is a chemistry of the ‘moral’, ‘religious’, ‘aesthetic’ conceptions and ‘feeling’, as well as of those ‘emotions’ which we experience in the affairs, great and small, of society and civilization, and which we are sensible of even in solitude. But what if this chemistry established the fact that, even in its domain, the most magnificent results were attained with the basest and most despised ingredients? Would many feel disposed to continue such investigations? Mankind loves to put by the questions of its origin and beginning: must one not be almost inhuman in order to follow the opposite course?”.”
- “To search for isomorphisms between social phenomena and physical phenomena is indeed an interesting idea. The real question, however, is whether or not it is a rewarding idea. It is interesting to suppose that there may be entities, social values, which play in social experience the same roles played by different forms of physical energy. But it is hard for me to sense how one can usefully assign quantitative measures to any significantly wide range of ‘values’ in the social field. And when you link together such things as meaning, feeling, authority, and decision-making, this sounds to me like a very heterogeneous mixture.”
- (a) Nietzsche, Friedrich. (1878). Human, All Too Human: a Book for Free Spirits (txt) (translator: Alexander Harvey) (§:Of first and last things, pg. #). Charles H. Kerr & Co., 1908.
(b) Kaufmann, Walter A. (1950). Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (§7.2:219). Princeton University Press, 2008.
(c) Human, All Too Human – Wikipedia.
- (a) Weaver, Warren. (1953). “Letter to John Q. Stewart”, Dec 22, in: Box 36, Weaver, W., John Q. Stewart Papers, Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University.
(b) Stewart-Weaver fallout – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Feeling – Hmolpedia 2020.