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In the posthumous writings, Nietzsche calls the creative, autogenerative origin of Becoming "will to power." That he intends the former to be a name for the "agony of overfullness" (KSA 1.111, 1.17) issuing into the world of becoming and passing away is clear from his defining of will to power as "pathos," as agony or suffering: "The will to power: not a being, not a becoming, but a pathos--the most elemental fact from which a becoming and effecting first emerge" (WP, sect.
In another passage of this text, and repeated almost verbatim in Gregory's Dialogus and Isidore's Liber Derivationum, is a taxonomy of dreams whose basic terms remain influential throughout the Middle Ages.(17) Gregory presents six types of dreams, comprising those caused by emptiness, by overfullness, by illusion, by thought along with illusion, by revelation, and by thought along with revelation.
In their introduction, the editors trace themes that are key to postmodern styles (the crisis of the subject and representation, the need for irony, the overfullness of life) as far back as Schlegel and Novalis, while pointing to the political events today that have revived such reflexive critique of Enlightenment.