This is a good comment, but when Nietzsche takes the hammer out for a walk, he does not do it superficially after reading a line of thought from Plato or Socrates, but is someone who dedicates years of study, reading and reflection. For the rest, the human is not just instinct, Nietzsche never suggested that, but he said that repressing them was unnatural and that Platonism and later Christianity reduce man to being a herd animal. His superman is not a bully, he is a child, the child is free spirit, innocence and creation.
There is an error in saying that Nietzsche criticized the Greek, he really rescued the essence of Greek philosophy, remember that he takes up the Dionysian and the Apollonian … Nietzsche never criticized them and that is one of the several errors of understanding of his philosophy …
You’re partly right, Mauricio. In the subtitle it says “criticism of the Greek philosophers” and it is true that it is not exactly like that. As you well explain, Nietzsche rescued what – according to him – was the essence of Greek philosophy. But if you read the paragraph, we explain that Nietzsche’s criticism corresponds to Greek thought starting with Socrates (the “evil Socrates”, as he calls him in Genealogy of Morals), when he considers that philosophy begins to move away from life as such and the slow decline of the West begins.
In Beyond Good and Evil and Gay Science there are also examples of criticism of this “new way” of philosophizing, which Nietzsche considers a breaking point, when philosophers moved away from human nature and its vital drives to put the magnifying glass on something “beyond” (Plato and Christian philosophy, mainly), going against, therefore, the natural essence of the human being.
Pathetic Nietzsche. How can someone like that be taken seriously? Poor man, the amount of horrors he wrote. A despicable being. Socrates is not even on his heels. Really embarrassing that someone like that can even make it into the story. It says a lot about how bad the world is
Yes, but Nietzsche provides adrenaline and strong sensations. Liberals like John Locke, Hume, Adam Smith or Whitman only teach democracy, hard work, human dignity or economic freedom, and who cares about that?
That is the last man, Nietzsche talks about him, but no, he is not really interested in modern, rational and liberal man.