Can 'das man' or 'the they self' help us understand Nietzsche's response to nihilism? I'm asking because these are concepts I think I can intuitively grasp from within my life, quite unlike Nietzsche's theory of types (even if anyone living fits). And I want to stop my nihilistic despair.
So I have two questions:
Can we say that being lost in the meaninglessness of the they self, rather than some other meaninglessness, is a defective response to nihilism?
Are Heidegger's lectures on Nietzsche considered good, and what might prep me for reading them?
By the they self, broadly speaking I mean petty conformism, especially when not able to make choices for yourself, so that we are "lost" in others. Their "meaninglessness" would perhaps be one that covers up its reasons, like it does my own death.
In one's concern with...the Others, there is constant care as to the way one differs from them, whether that difference is merely one that is to be evened out, whether [one = Dasein] has lagged behind the Others and wants to catch up in relationship to them, or whether one's Dasein [self] already has some priority over them and sets out to keep them suppressed.