Nietzsche's Use of Amor Fati in _Ecce Homo_

Journal of Nietzsche Studies 43 (2):283-303 (2012)

Brian Domino
Miami University, Ohio
Ecce Homo aims to prepare its readers for the coming reevaluation of all values to be inaugurated by The Antichrist(ian). Nietzsche explicitly tells his friends and publisher this, and he is relatively clear about it in Ecce Homo itself.1 From the opening line "Seeing that before long I must confront humanity with the most difficult demand ever made of it," the reader knows Ecce Homo is a propaedeutic. Again in letters and in Ecce Homo itself, Nietzsche describes the preparation as consisting of an explanation of who exactly he is.2 The opening line continues: "[I]t seems indispensable to me to say who I am."3 If humanity is going to abandon its values for a set of new tablets, we need to know who this bifurcator ..
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