The acknowledgement of one’s own evil is “good”. To be too good–that is to want to transcend the limits of the good which is actually available and possible–is “evil”. Evil done by anybody in a conscious way (and that always also implies full awareness of his own responsibility), evil, in fact, from which the agent […]Read more "Good and Evil in the New Ethic"
The marital tragedy of the individual is the arena to which the problem of the changed relationship between man and woman is brought for settlement by the collective–a problem which has a collective meaning and relevance transcending the marital conflicts of the individual. And similarly, the moral problem which drives the individual into neurotic sickness […]Read more "Problems; Marital and Moral"
A large part of education will always be devoted to the formation of a persona which will make the individual “clean about the house” and socially presentable, and will teach him not what is, but what may be regarded as, real; all human societies are at all times far more interested in instructing their members […]Read more "Society; Education and Reward"
The problem of evil confronts modern man in both a collective and an individual form. During the last hundred and fifty years of the history of Western man, it has broken through on the widest possible front. It has undermined and destroyed the old cultural categories, but its course can also be followed in detail […]Read more "The Problem of Evil and its Expression through the Individual"
The philosopher must remain solitary, because this is what he is according to his nature. His solitude is not to be admired. Isolation is nothing to be wished for as such. Just for this reason must the philosopher, always in decisive moments, be there [da sein] and not give way. He will not misunderstand solitude in external […]Read more "Solitary; The Philosopher"