Wednesday, 10 September 2014

primordial unity in becoming


When a weaker force, performing a certain function in the body of a primordial unity, is destroyed in power struggles, inherent in the system, that function collapses, threatening the existence of the system. It has to be immediately replaced so that the unity can continue as one- this is the expression of the dynamics of conflict, suffering and strife that perpetuates becoming, in case when this dynamics is not affirmed by all parts.

Nietzsche describes life as a "multiplicity of forces, connected by a common mode of nutrition". A new existential interpretation of the great philosopher, presented by Vinod Acharya in "Nietzsche's meta-existentialism" (Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche- Forschung), explains the idea as follows: " A multiplicity of forces forms a relative unity through organization and co-operation when a single dominant drive or force comes to subjugate other forces, which also have the lust to rule. The ruling force interprets the subjugated forces by forming a political structure, by setting up an "order of rank and division of labor as the conditions that make possible the whole and its parts"(KSA 11, 40/21/). Nietzsche calls this political structure, "body (K├Ârper),"which has its own "perspective" as a "complex form of specificity"(KSA 13, 14/186/). Each perspective or view-point - whether described as subjective or objective- "strives to become master over all space and extend its force" (KSA 13, 14/186/). In cases where a dominating force is unable to subjugate a drive to obey the command of its regime, it could leave this drive out of its unit, in order to continue preserving the relative stability of the unit. In other scenarios, where it can transform the weaker force into its functionary without destroying the latter, it seeks to form a new alliance (KSA 12, 9 /98/). Or, when there is another equally strong force that is also seeking to control the regime, the currently dominating force seeks to "conspire together (with the other force) for power", therefore forming a new sort of union (KSA 13, 14 /186/).


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