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M e i n H e r r ! ’ – Fangen wir also von vorne an” (GM III 1; KSA 5:339).  For instance, Janaway, Nietzsche’s Illustration of the Art of Exegesis, sees the discussion of “saints” in GM III 17; Wilcox, What Aphorism Does Nietzsche Explicate in GM III, contends Nietzsche skips this point. ⁵⁹ But in Menschliches, Allzumenschliches itself, he introduces the title phrase in a passage that emphasizes the object and method of his analysis rather than its findings. The passage “Advantages of psychological observation” was originally intended as part of a preface to the book (KSA 13:127), but instead it opens the book’s second section.

Chapter One. ” 17 sections that vary in length from a single page to several pages. John T. Wilcox⁵² and Christopher Janaway⁵³ have compellingly argued that not the epigraph, but Section 1 of the treatise itself constitutes the object of explication. Both the epigraph from Zarathustra and Section 1 can be seen to be “prefixed” (vorangestellt), for as Janaway notes, the first section of the treatise was literally “prefixed” to the essay, insofar as the printer’s manuscript originally began with Section 2; the first section was only added later (see KSA 14:380).

26 Chapter One. ” an essayist, whose writings were read not only by Kant and Alexander von Humboldt, but also by Goethe and Friedrich Schlegel. Through his satirical essays and editorial work with the Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur (1780 – 85), his contributions in the Göttinger Taschenkalender (1778 – 99), and his comprehensive study of Hogarth’s engravings (Ausführliche Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche, 1794– 99), Lichtenberg’s literary and critical reputation among his contemporaries rivaled his scientific renown.

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