Great Comedians and Poisonous Flies. Nietzsche and the Marketplace
Dr. Paolo Scolari

The marketplace represents for Nietzsche a human place in which he observes with attention the collective rationale of the modern age. It's a plebeian place, symbol of a depersonalised life: its noisy social living is synonym for pettiness and mediocrity, insincerity and hypocrisy. In short, a milieu to be kept as far as possible. In Nietzsche's philosophy “marketplace” becomes a true human category: it even changes the common language, inflecting into a verbal predicate which is a sign of a small and degenerated humanity, able to give value only to material reality.So far removed from the Übermensch preached by Zarathustra, but at once so close to us citizens of the twenty-first century. Helpful to make us reflect on our everyday living together and, from time to time, to call it into question.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jsspi.v5n1a3