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Humanities 2015, 4(1), 3-16; doi:10.3390/h4010003

Nietzsche’s “Love” for Socrates

Department of Philosophy, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
Academic Editor: Krzysztof Ziarek
Received: 13 October 2014 / Accepted: 10 December 2014 / Published: 13 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Encounters between Literature and Philosophy)
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In this essay I contest the prevailing view that Nietzsche almost exclusively criticizes Socrates, by a careful consideration of his encounter with Socrates in the Birth of Tragedy and Twilight of the Idols. By showing that in Nietzsche’s own sense he “loved” Socrates, I am able to raise a number of important issues for further consideration. View Full-Text
Keywords: nietzsche; socrates; dionysian; apollinian tragedy nietzsche; socrates; dionysian; apollinian tragedy
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