THE DEMON’S INTONATION

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For Nietzsche in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, our focus on the past explains the reference to our concern with ourselves, with the stone fact, the ‘it was,’ the musing, brooding preoccupation on the past that is also the poison of ressentiment. Let’s spell this out a bit further by again recalling what Nietzsche’s aggressive demon says in The Gay Science:

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