Friday, February 11, 2011

book notes

All Things Shining by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly

When Nietzsche proclaimed God is dead, he believed that "it would be a long time before God's grounding role in the culture was no longer obvious or taken for granted"

Christian excellence: humility, love
Roman: duty
Greek: gratitude, wonder

Furies v. Apollo, old tribalism v. new reason, law

"The Chorus recognizes that the Furies notion of blood vengeance, creating an unending cycle of revenge, will destroy any culture that adheres to it."