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"Und werden wieder hell" - Nietzsches Mark Aurel


Ferber, Rafael; Zentner, Marcel (1993). "Und werden wieder hell" - Nietzsches Mark Aurel. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 75(2):219-224.

Abstract

The aphorism Nr 378 of the "Gay Science" seems to be so original that nobody would like to doubt the authorship of F. Nietzsche. But we find the image of the virtuous soul as a spring of pure water – despite the excrement thrown in – already in the Meditations of Marc Aurel, 8. book, 51a. This seems to be neither an accident nor plagiarism, but cryptomnesia. In fact, F. Nietzsche not only knew Marc Aurel’s works through the works of his friend Franz Overbook ("Studien zur Geschichte der Alten Kirche", 1875), but he had also read Marc Aurel since 1873 in the translation of C. Cless on which he seems to rely, cf also "Dawn", "The Lure of Knowledge", KGW, V1, 5. book of Dawn, aphorism 450, p. 277.

Abstract

The aphorism Nr 378 of the "Gay Science" seems to be so original that nobody would like to doubt the authorship of F. Nietzsche. But we find the image of the virtuous soul as a spring of pure water – despite the excrement thrown in – already in the Meditations of Marc Aurel, 8. book, 51a. This seems to be neither an accident nor plagiarism, but cryptomnesia. In fact, F. Nietzsche not only knew Marc Aurel’s works through the works of his friend Franz Overbook ("Studien zur Geschichte der Alten Kirche", 1875), but he had also read Marc Aurel since 1873 in the translation of C. Cless on which he seems to rely, cf also "Dawn", "The Lure of Knowledge", KGW, V1, 5. book of Dawn, aphorism 450, p. 277.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:German
Date:1993
Deposited On:21 Sep 2012 08:04
Last Modified:17 May 2016 14:14
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISSN:0003-9101
Additional Information:Sonderdruck
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/agph.1993.75.2.211

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