Quora answer: What are the qualities and characteristics of Nietzsche’s “free spirit”?

Feb 18 2014

Idea of the Free Spirit is one who realizes that all values are relative and thus the free spirit is free to create continually their own values. The free spirit because it is intrinsically free has no intrinsic characteristics or qualities, but rather is continually undergoing self-overcoming and recreating themselves innovatively producing new values for themselves until they overcome those again. Thus the characteristics of the free spirit beyond their human finitude and their place in unfolding history has no intrinsic characteristics or qualities. An interesting example to consider is  Man without Qualities by R. Musil http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Without_Qualities
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Musil

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