Platonic love and the one unforgivable sin (2002)
AuthorsSharp, Stephen Fostershow all
Nietzsche contradicts himself. He revels in that manner; so, we clearly invite ridicule upon ourselves if we earnestly pull him up on his manifest inconsistencies. In cornering us in this way Nietzsche gives us something only we can do. Suppose Plato revels in the same kind of appearance of ridiculousness (compare the conclusion to his Republic image of the cave 7.517a; also Symposium 221e). Now forgo the comfort of pulling him up on that appearance.