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Danto III 70
Dream/Nietzsche/Danto: (F. Nietzsche: Die Geburt der Tragödie, 4, KGW III, 1. p. 34): So certain of the two halves of life, the waking and the dreaming half, the first seems to us to be the unequally preferred, more important, more dignified, more worthwhile, more worth living, even lived alone: so I would like, with all appearance of a paradox (...) assert the opposite valuation of the dream.
Danto: by this, Nietzsche means that every experience we can understand must already by nature be an apparant one, namely one created by human's primordial ability, whereby this primordial ability lends form to the experience in the first place.
Skepticism/Reality/Nietzsche/Danto: (F. Nietzsche: Die Geburt der Tragödie, 4, KGW III, 1. p. 34f): Since "empirical reality" is our own creation and ultimately has no existence, the Cartesian fears are more or less superfluous.
Danto III 156
Dream/Cause/thinking/Nietzsche/Danto: Nietzsche speaks of merely 'imaginary causes' of our thinking. The dream is to look for and imagine the causes of the excited sensations, i. e. the alleged causes. (F. Nietzsche: Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, KGW IV, 2 p. 28f).
Explanation/Nietzsche: Just as the human still in his dreams, so mankind also concluded in the state of being awake for many millennia: the first causa, which came to mind in order to explain something that needed an explanation, was sufficient for him and was considered to be the truth. (page 29.)
Danto III 157
Danto: Nietzsche later makes the stronger assertion that there is no difference between dreams and being awake in this relationship.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Nie I
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe Berlin 2009

Nie V
F. Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil 2014

Danto I
A. C. Danto
Connections to the World - The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, New York 1989
German Edition:
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Danto III
Arthur C. Danto
Nietzsche as Philosopher: An Original Study, New York 1965
German Edition:
Nietzsche als Philosoph München 1998

Danto VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005

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