Monday, March 23, 2009


In Nietzsche's critique of Socrates-if it is indeed fully a critique-appears to be his critique of philosophers we read in Fear and Trembling applied to the most widely known western philosopher. In his eighth point (correct term?) Nietzsche compares what Socrates did with fencing, a match where points are tallied and a winner declared-his main discontent with how philosophy has developed into contests with the victor revered.

I also found interest in Nietzsche's 'four propositions'-particularly in the last one because one of my close friends is studying art right now and has devoted every waking thought to it.

I am also curious or slightly confused about what Nietzsche is saying about our senses-most likely seriously confused.

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