We reach the end of our travels, starting at section 16 of the third essay.
"Unconcerned, mocking, violent - thus wisdom wants us: she is a woman, and always loves only a warrior." - from Thus Spoke Zarathustra
With our close perhaps we can fully understand what Nietzsche means when he calls the third essay an exegesis of this aphorism.
Perhaps the point of the Genealogy is not what Nietzsche unveils in the first two essays - but what he does in the third? Are we too easily drawn into the voluptuousness of the beginning essays, and miss the point of where Nietzsche wants - so desperately - to take us? Is this 'only' a perspective?
To ask it again - "What is the meaning of ascetic ideals?"
We will do a live read of the text along with discussion. Those new to the text are welcome to join.