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UT Tyler Department of Literature and Languages

Stephen Krebbs

Stephen Krebbs

Title: Senior Philosophy Lecturer
Department: Literature and Languages
Building: BUS 245
Phone: 903.566.7456


B.A., Philosophy Texas Tech University 1973

M.A., Philosophy California State University, Long Beach 1979

Ph.D., Philosophy The University of Texas at Austin 1998


"One will ask me why on earth I've been relating all these small things which are generally considered matters of complete indifference: I only harm myself, the more so if I am destined to present great tasks. Answer: these small things--nutrition, place, climate, recreation, the whole casuistry of selfishness--are inconceivably more important than everything one has taken to be important so far. Precisely here one must begin to relearn. What mankind has so far considered seriously have not even been realities but mere imaginings--more strictly speaking, lies prompted by the bad instincts of sick natures that were harmful in the most profound sense--all these concepts, "God," "soul," virtue," "sin," "beyond," "truth," "eternal life."--All the problems of politics, of social organization, and of education have been falsified through and through because one mistook the most harmful men for great men--because one learned to despise "little" things, which means the basic concerns of life itself."

--Ecce Homo, Why I Am So Clever, X--Nietzsche