O habitar e o inabitual na oposição entre o páthos da distância ou nobreza e o éthos do ponto de vista da utilidade

In Oscar Federico Bauchwitz, Eduardo Anibal Pellejero & Gilvanio Moreira (eds.), O habitar e o inabitual. Natal, RN, Brasil: PPGFIL/UFRN. pp. 296-315 (2021)


The objective of this work is to reflect on the usual and the unusual, based on Friedrich Nietzsche's perspective on the opposition between the pathos of distance or nobility and the ethos from the point of view of utility. In order to do so, an analysis of selected excerpts from Nietzsche's works is carried out, mainly On the genealogy of morality and Beyond Good and Evil. According to Nietzsche, there is no ethos, but only pathos, being the ethos, affirmed by asceticism, only a strategy, a cunning and deceitful invention for the conservation of a precarious way of life. It is this ethos that forges and fixes ascetic values that represent the usual, by inverting values from the point of view of the resentful human's utility. Based on this Nietzschean perspective, we seek to reflect on the unusual as an active impulse that characterizes the noble-type pathos of distance, and the usual as a reactive impulse that characterizes the éthos from the point of view of utility.

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Bruno Camilo de Oliveira
Universidade Federal Rural Do Semiárido

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