Ragnar Redbeard, Nietzsche et l’Amérique


1845-1945, Bibliographic, Clarence Lee Swartz, Ragnar Redbeard, Trevor Blake / Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Paul Carus wrote “Immorality as a Philosophic Principle” for The Monist Volume 9 Number 4 (July 1899). He quotes Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard. The Monist was in turn reviewed in Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’Étranger Number 48 (July and December 1899). In quoting Carus quoting Redbeard, this may be the first translation of Redbeard into French. The Union of Egoists also considers Nietzsche, Redbeard and Swartz as each standing on ground worthy of academic philosophical consideration.

Trevor Blake is the author of Confessions of a Failed Egoist.

Nietzsche et l’Amérique
Le «surhomme» de Fr. Nietzsche, par GOEBEL et ANTRIM. Biographie de Nietzsche. Sa doctrine: le christianisme fut le retournement radical des notions anciennes du bien et du mal, l’apologie de la faiblesse; il est continué par l’esprit démocratique, tout dévoué aux êtres inférieurs. Le surhomme, au contraire, est le fort, le conquérant, l’unique: Napoléon par exemple. – L’immoralité principe philosophique, par le Dr. Carus. Exposition et discussion détaillée du nominalisme de N., de son nihilisme métaphysique, de son apologie presque délirante de l’individu. Analyse du Zarathustra. Plaisante ressemblance de N., si passionné pour son originalité, avec George Moore, auteur des Confessions of a Young Man. Disciples américains de Nietzsche: Swartz, rédacteur du Moi (The I); J. W. Lloyd; Ragnar Redbeard, qui résume ainsi son livre Might is Right, the survival of the Fittest: «Ce livre est une négation raisonnée des dix commandements, de la règle d’or, du sermon sur la montagne, des principes républicains, etc. Il proclame, au nom de la science et de l’évolution (upon scientific evolutionary grounds), la valeur absolue et illimitée de la force.» Longue discussion et conclusion du Dr. Carus; 5 photographies de Nietzsche et un autographe.

(Rough translation, with one correction and two interpolations from the source text in The Monist… )

The American Nietzsches
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Uebermensch, by GOEBEL and ANTRIM. Biography of Nietzsche. The doctrine of radical reversal: the old notions of good in Christianity will harm you by making excuses for weakness; if you are still stuck in the democratic spirit, you’re going to get the least in life. The Uebermensch is against him; he is strong, conquering, unique: Napoléon for example. – Immorality as a Philosophic Principle by Dr. Carus. Exposition and detailed discussion of the nominalism of N[ietzsche], of the metaphysics of nihilism, of sound apologies for the near-madness of the individual. Analysis of Zarathustra . A pleasant resemblance to N[ietzsche], yet passionate in originality, with George Moore, author of Confessions of a Young Man. Ameican disciples of Nietzsche: Swartz [Clarance Lee Swartz], publisher of I; J. W. Lloyd; Ragnar Redbeard, who beats them all with Might is Right / the Survival of the Fittest: “This book is a reasoned negation of the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, the Sermon on the Mount, Republican Principles etc. [Christian Principles and “Principles” in general”]. It proclaims upon scientific evolutionary grounds, the unlimited absolutism of Might [and asserts that cut-and-dried moral codes are crude and immoral inventions, promotive of vice and vassalage.]” Long discussion regarding Dr. Carus; 5 photographs of Nietzsche and a reproduced signature.