Leaving behind us (behind me at least) now the de debate overe whether or not value ontology holds water / is "superior" to the will to power, on to an indication of its uses. For this I introduce this topic:
"Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong." (Thomas Carlyle)
If this is so, and this is no rock solid fact, but at the least a tempting thought, scientific thought would be the result of a valuing the world negatively in terms of self-value. To realize this is of course useful. It gives us the suggestion that science, if we do not radically deviate from our approach to it, and question the nature of its analyses, will keep on trying to negate, which means level.
Science does not permit inequality. Its logics are based on standardizing al value. What remains is value that van be standardized against the ground-value of science, which is not mans self-valuing per se. Science after all arose out of the minds who had to arm against nature, not in those who were "fit to it".
Philosophy, this is at least the tast that I see now as possible, would have to bestow a new, affirmative morality onto science. Science may, as further understanding into in the future be employed to invest in the world as it is (grows, becomes, emerges, stands forth), instead of trying to subdue this becoming.
A further study of the theme Nietzsche opens with, in the Birth of Tragedy, would be useful. Because the Greeks, in creating Apollo / the Apollonian did the same thing as what the scientist / inventor does - arming against the terribleness of nature -- but they did so by positing their own aesthetics against it, rather than to simply submit their judgment of nature to what was possible as a functionality of dominion. In other words, they created something that they could value higher in terms of self value, than they could value nature herself.
This is the genius of the Greeks, their noble genius, set against what must have arisen as the all-too-human genius which Carlyle describes. We must look at this dichotomy, science versus the Apollonian, to recognize in our own culture these two different types of valuing, for they both exist next to / intertwined into each other. In order to 'heal' our culture, to truly improve it, we have to make it possible first to distinguish what is Greek, and what is, in short, "nature-hating-ape".
"The Nietzschean peacock, the eagle, is inclined to hide his tail, just as Nintendo locked up that episode of Pokemon which, because of its stroboscopic light effects, sent hundreds of Japanese children to the emergency ward with epilected strokes[.]"
"The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must."
- ThucydidesBefore the Light
"Don't fuck with the Gringos... and uh, buy some shit."
- Pezer, outlining the law of the world.