Je regrette tout | Curio

Je regrette tout

24 mins | May 10, 2020

Moral growth doesn't just mean looking to the future but reconciling past and present selfhood. "To test your commitment to the philosophy of no regrets, imagine, as Friedrich Nietzsche suggests, that a demon comes to find you 'in your loneliest loneliness' to tell you that you will repeat all your actions, past and future, in exact sequence, an infinite number of times. Even the demon's visit, and your response to it, will recur forever. 'Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus?' Nietzsche asks. 'Or how well disposed would you have to become to yourself and to life to crave nothing more fervently than this ultimate eternal confirmation and seal?'" Jonathan Malesic explores in The Hedgehog Review.

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From The Hedgehog Review