Q8. infinite abasement of living and torment of dying

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This is the mournful truth that has emerged from Zarathustra’s exuberant doctrine of freely-chosen death. Freedom has contracted to pure negativity, and what in the days of art nouveau was known as a beautiful death has shrunk to the wish to curtail the infinite abasement of living and the infinite torment of dying, in a world where there are far worse things to fear than death. – The objective end of humanism is only another expression for the same thing. It signifies that the individual as individual, in representing the species of man, has lost the autonomy through which he might realize the species.

Minima Moralia, Theodor Adorno, p. 38

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Minima Moralia, Adorno
propriety – 소유권
exuberant – 무성한, 풍부한

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