cost of glory

90 – Heroes are Dangerous: Rousseau & Nietzsche with Johnathan Bi

90 – Heroes are Dangerous: Rousseau & Nietzsche with Johnathan Bi

90 – Heroes are Dangerous: Rousseau & Nietzsche with Johnathan Bi

Episode Length: 80:36

90 – Heroes are Dangerous: Rousseau & Nietzsche with Johnathan Bi Episode Transcript

Johnathan Bi left success in the startup world to focus on researching the deep ideas that power the world, and has recently launched his series on the Great Books of the West, starting with his lecture on Nietzsche.
In this episode:
  • What is Rousseau’s impact on the world?
  • Johnathan’s Journey towards the Great Thinkers and their Books
  • The Duality of Heroism & Rousseau as Hero Worshipper
  • Rousseau’s balanced treatments of Nietzsche’s Ideas
  • Why do we need Heroes?
  • The Difference between Desire for Power and Execution of that Power
  • Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and their Selfish Desire for Glory
  • The Hero vs. The Citizen
  • The Degeneration of Modern Languages
  • The Core of Nietzsche’s Interest in the Great Heroes of the Past
  • Tech Startups are Non-Egalitarian!
  • Rome Against Judea
Resources mentioned: