October 29, 2012
Nietzsche and the Marginals


Whatever has value in our world now does not have value in itself, according to its nature—nature is always value-less, but has been given value at some time, as a present—and it was we who gave and bestowed it. (The Gay Science, §260)


A student of Economy has no hopes of ever being clear and correct in his ideas of the science if he thinks of value as at all a thing or object, or even as anything which lies in a thing or object. (The Theory of Political Economy, p. 82)


Value is therefore nothing inherent in goods, no property of them, but merely the importance that we first attribute to the satisfaction of our needs, that is, to our lives and well-being. (Principles of Economics, p. 116)

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