I came across a peculiar sentence structure today:
Rather do we do A; but B.
I think this is an archaic grammatica structure. What is the meaning of the above structure?
The full phrase is given below:
[We must not evade darkness.] Rather do we freely acknowledge that what remains after the entire abolition of will is for all those who are still full of will certainly nothing; but, conversely, world, which is so real, with all its suns and milky ways—is nothing.
(I also don't understand how the italicized part fits into the sentence. Any help will be greatly appreciated!)