Plato inverted. Ouch!

In a note dating from 1870-71, Nietzsche referred to his own philosophy as “inverting Platonism [umgedrehter Platonismus] : the further away from true being, the more pure, beautiful, better it is” (KSA 7, 7 [156], 199). At an early stage in his career Nietzsche saw his philosophic mission as anti-Platonic ...
Curt Stoeving: Friedrich Nietzsche in the pergola at his mother’s house in Naumburg, 1894,

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