Stoic comedians: Nietzsche and Freud on the art of arranging one's humours

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Knowing one’s “individuality” [Einzelheit ]. - We forget too easily that in the eyes of people who see us for the first time we’re something quite different from what we take ourselves to be - usually nothing more than a single trait which strikes the eye and determines the whole impression. In this way, the gentlest and most reasonable person, if he wears a big moustache, can sit in its shade and feel safe - ordinary eyes will take him to be the accessory of a big moustache, a military type, quick to fly off the handle, sometimes even violent - they’ll behave themselves in his presence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-216
Number of pages31
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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