To start off this week I read the wrong book… So I’ll be catching up as quickly as possible. You could probably imagine my surprise. For a while I thought Nietzsche was Freud… you can feel the confusion for the first part of the lecture. So Freud is another blog for another week. But alas, there is still a blog owed. I have to say, the lecture really made me want to read Nietzsche. He sounds like a high strung and funny individual, although I guess not intentionally. Anyways, the part of the lecture that I found interesting was the fact that Nietzsche was banned from academic study, which it turned out his sister edited in favour of her cause. Sounded like she really milked that cow, reaping the sows of his work, turning him into an icon/prophet she would interpret, and changing his work for her own self. Not that I know anything about that. However the situation really reminded me of Rousseau, where people used lines from his book at the time to say he would have been an advocate for the French Revolution. And pro-lifers would use Dr. Seuss to rally against abortion, although Seuss himself doesn’t want to be a part of the argument (if memory serves me well). So I would have to say that I guess Nietzsche isn’t the only one who puts words into others mouth. Another part of the lecture that was interesting was the abstaining part. How philosophers are never married and that stuff to enrich their minds and separate mind and body. Cool fact.