Notes From the Underground: Furthermore,
For what is a man without desires, without free choice, without free will, if not a stop in an organ?
Reason is an excellent thing, there is no disputing that. But reason is only as good as reason and senseless to the senses.
Whereas free will is the manifestation of the entirety of man’s nature and life, including reason and all its impulses.
Man’s worst defect is perpetual moral obliquity.
Perpetual moral obliquity and lack of good sense, the later caused by the former.
Fantastic fatal sense: mans acts of ingratitude preformed against himself to convince himself that he is a man and not a piano key. Man would make himself go mad in order to ensure that he is a man and not a piano key.