The death of civilization, as glorified by the suicide of the Socrates according to Niatzses, was Western philosophy. Thus, Nietzsche’s portrait of Socrates is regarded as an attempt towards ancient Greek philosophy, tragic culture and poetry. For example, Nietzsche was seen as a main source of nihilism by his belief in spreading the death-wish of Socratism. In addition, Nietzsche’s conflict with nihillism is about Ubermensch’s illusions, strength, everlasting repetition, master race, and all the revolution’s values. Given that Nietzsche is worried with several topics simultaneously, he struggles to do what he is trying to do. To start with, Socrates does all he could just to help promote community’s good life. Furthermore, Socrates never endorses private life with self-reflection where he says that anybody can be a master of himself. Socrates, therefore, uses his reason for doing all he could for his community stability promotion as well as reigning in his passion. Socrates and Plato reason together and define good life about civic duty and reasonable restraint. Secondly, the declaration made by Nietzsche specifying the death of God and particularly the Christian god which has the power to enable us to live more fulfilling lives. Furthermore, Nietzsche stages values revolution through the death of God as a metaphor for religious loss as well as a metaphysical authority on which the behavior of human being is governed. Also, Nietzsche criticizes pits for conventional morality which he relates to values which deny the life of compassion, democracy, and self-restraint against values which affirm life.
In contrary, Socrates may lose any or all of paradox, change, and humor. For instance, since life is a pure mystery, he may waste time figuring out only to end up losing paradox. Also, he may lose out humor because of being concerned about others more than him. Lastly, Socrates may miss out change especially when he looks at life in the same way.
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