Friday, August 14, 2009

The Categories

Reply to this post with category suggestions and criticisms of the organization.

To view the full updated list click here.

I will use the body of this post to describe current problems:

How could the sub-categories for Morality, Ethics, and Values be distributed? Or should they all be one category with Morality as the primary?---the alternative could be Morality & Ethics as one category and Values as another category, but I'm having a difficult time distinguishing which categories would fall under each.

Recent Updates
08/31/2009: Added recently suggested subcategories.
08/15/2009: Added Music category and Nietzsche's Motifs category. Added several subcategories. Merged Intellectual Movement & Philosophical Tradition into Intellectual & Philosophical Movement. Separated Religion from Cultures & Civilizations.
08/14/2009: Changed Psychology & Psychoanalysis to Psychology & Physiology and added subcategories. Added Women to People.
10/07/2009: Added some subcategories to Intellectual & Philosophical Movement. Merged Morality and Values into Morality & Values.

[original post on 08/04/2009 @ 7:30pm]

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Instructions

Reply to this particular post with suggestions on the layout and structure of the Nietzsche Grid website.

The Nietzsche Grid now exists on the internet! The basic foundation of the website has been uploaded (accessible from; what remains is the long task ahead of indexing all of Nietzsche's aphorisms. To begin this task, I am arranging a list of categories, each with subcategories, in which to place Nietzsche's aphorisms.

Please post your category suggestions as a comment in the next post.

I will keep the category list updated based on the feedback I receive. The subcategories are displayed as bullets. (Pre-formulating a category list in this way, I can keep the preliminary list in mind when I begin to read the texts for indexing. I image, however, that many adjustments will be made to the category lists while reading.)

Note: Each subcategory may exist in more than one category. Many aphorisms will be listed in more than one subcategory. Additionally, some categories may contain no subcategories and may list immediately the related aphorisms.

Additionally: Please provide a brief definition or a link to a virtual encyclopedic page (e.g.,, if you believe that the category or sub-category name may require further definition (e.g. if the category name is not immediately self-evident).