Friday, January 18, 2013

I don't mind reading Satre

... but reading Nietzsche is painful.

I have three problems with him:

1. his sentences are strangely constructed (even allowing for translation)
2. his style of argument is unusual and at times very hard to follow and
3. I happen to disagree with much of what he says.

The last is the least of my worries.  The first two irritate me no end.

1 comment:

Jean said...

Try reading Foucault. Then talk to me about difficult sentences. ;) I did a thesis on him once...