Saturday, January 15, 2011

In which the author experiences a glimmer of self-consciousness

"Nietzsche’s ressentiment is not resentment, but resentment that has become internalized, in which the weak have rationalized their own weakness by inversely privileging it as morally superior to the strong."
(Nicholas Birns, "Ressentiment and Counter-Ressentiment: Nietzsche, Scheler, and the Reaction Against Equality," http://www.nietzschecircle.com/RessentimentMaster.pdf)

1 comment:

N Hitchcock said...

Dear Dr. E., four years later I'm back from Scotland with my very own shiny PhD, two kids, and a publication on Edward Taylor deeply indebted to your colonial lit class. Would you shoot me an email?

nathan.hitchcock [at] lycos.com