The Modernization of Emacs: terminology buffer and keybinding
dkixk at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 8 03:07:56 CEST 2007
Roedy Green wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 18:27:04 -0500, Damien Kick <dkixk at earthlink.net>
> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :
>> "free as in beer".
> but does not "free beer" nearly always come with a catch or implied
I had been trying to find a good Nietzsche quote about the role of debt
in the relationship of a child to his or her parents but I could not
seem to find a good one. I did, however, find what I think to be an
interesting secondary source
For Nietzsche, debt was linked to the problem of promising and
forgetting. It would be a mistake to underestimate the importance of the
etymological play that underlies his association of debts (Schulden)
with guilt (Schuld). As is well known, the Second Essay of On the
Genealogy of Morals argues that the feeling of guilt, of personal
obligation, has its origin in the contractual relationship between
creditor and debtor. "It was here", Nietzsche writes, "that one person
first measured himself against another". And he continues:
Perhaps our word "man" (manas) still expresses something of precisely
this feeling of self-satisfaction: man designated himself as the
creature that measures values, evaluates and measures, as the "valuating
animal as such".
How today are we to understand these claims and Nietzsche's extension of
them into arguments about the role of debt in the relations between
parents and children or between man and the deity?
Beer helps to eliminate debt by promoting forgetfulness.
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