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Danto III 74
Literature/Nietzsche/Danto: According to Nietzsche, Euripides killed the tragedy. NietzscheVsEuripides, NietzscheVsSocrates.
Euripides: Nietzsche characterizes him as an essentially rational person, who was plunged into deep confusion by what he saw as irrational accessories in the dramas of his predecessors. (F. Nietzsche. Die Geburt der Tragödie, 4, KGW III, p. 78f).
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Danto III 75
For Nietzsche, Euripides was nothing more than a mask from which a power spoke that had emerged for the first time: Socrates.
Definition Socratism/Aesthetics/Nietzsche: Nietzsche blames the triumph of Socratism almost exclusively for an artistic catastrophe of gigantic proportions: for the death of the tragedy by the spirit of reason. This means that an ideal of artistic naturalism had emerged, and Nietzsche called his guiding principle the "aesthetic Socratism": "Everything must be understood in order to be beautiful" (F. Nietzsche: Die Geburt der Tragödie, 4, KGW III, p. 81f).
Right/Correctness/Socrates: Socrates asks in the Politeia whether it can have any value if you do not know why you are right: he could be a blind man who found the right way purely by chance.
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Danto III 76
NietzscheVsEuripides: his tragedies would be equivalent to art that is only "imitated" (ibid., p. 71).


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Nie I
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe Berlin 2009

Nie V
F. Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil 2014

Danto I
A. C. Danto
Connections to the World - The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, New York 1989
German Edition:
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Danto III
Arthur C. Danto
Nietzsche as Philosopher: An Original Study, New York 1965
German Edition:
Nietzsche als Philosoph München 1998

Danto VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005


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