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Truths and Fallacies of Humility

09 Jan

It is common thought that humility would be a kind of wisdom revealed only to the humble in the strictu sense of the word, so it is linked to a lack of knowledge, instruction and therefore truth, this is not humility, but only and only. ignorance.

There is still a medieval type of thinking: “the attitude of voluntary abjection in the face of man’s miserable and sinful nature” seems religious, but if this is so, the apostle Paul says more clearly, according to Nicola Abbagnano’s Dictionary of Philosophy, she is “the lack of spirit of competition and boasting”, which is present in various domains, even the religious one.

André Comte-Sponville, in his Philosophical Dictionary helps to discern: “Humility should not be confused, therefore, with self-hatred (I add self-pity), even less with servility or lowliness”.

The humble man does not believe himself inferior to others: he no longer believes himself superior.

Do not ignore what is worth .. or may be worth… ”, so many arrogant criticize the lack if humility that they themselves are carriers. Finally I want to add a stronger philosophical argument, Nietzsche’s disagreement with Socratic philosophy (like, I only know that I know nothing), Nietzsche argued that the Socratic consideration of tragic art (he defended tragedy and criticized its concealment), never It tells the truth, since by constructing a set of conceptual values ​​about life, it impoverishes and diminishes it.

Interestingly, the philosopher of the “death of God” states that life cannot be evaluated by the living, because as part of it they cannot judge it, being an illusion of reality.

The lesson about Nietzsche de Eric L. Dodson is good initialization about Nietzsche: