Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Nietzsche versus Socrates

"Socrates, to confess it frankly, is so close to me that almost always I fight a fight against him." — Nietzsche (fragment, 1875)

K. J. L. Kjeldsen at Noontide.

"He eventually argued that it was a form of sickness to elevate what he called the 'Will to Truth' to the highest value of society. But this is exactly what Socrates did. Nietzsche believed our desire to question everything would result in the destruction of that which is nearest and dearest to us."

See Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, in Great Books of the Western World (second edition, 60 Vol., 1990) volume 43

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