Solitary animal mores

Supposing truth to be a woman – what? is the suspicion not well-founded that all philosophers, when they have been dogmatists, have had little understanding of women? that the gruesome earnestness, the clumsy importunity with which they have hitherto been in the habit of approaching truth have been inept and improper means for winning a wench?  Certainly she has not let herself be won – and today every kind of dogmatism stands sad and discouraged.  

Nietzsche, Preface to Beyond Good & Evil

 

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