Peer Review for - Peer review writing seminar 1 Your allegiances seem to lie with Nietzsche because Plato is led on by Nietzsche for the latter

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Peer review – writing seminar 1. Your allegiances seem to lie with Nietzsche because Plato is led on by Nietzsche for the latter half of the dialogue. On the first point that Plato makes, that law is what the island needs, Nietzsche pokes fun at a concept of law, but does not provide any suggestion of his own. For this reason, I’m not sure whether the issues that Nietzsche discusses for the latter half of the dialogue are in refutation of Plato’s point. 2. Plato’s assertion that the island needs law is realistic I think – Plato promoted law as reason in Book X, and sided with reason in general. However, later in the dialogue, when Nietzsche starts contradicting Plato, Plato’s reaction is one of surprise: “We are truthful because it is the right thing to do!”. I didn’t think that this was very Socratic, and I imagine Plato as similar to Socrates. On page 21 of the Republic, Socrates responds to a guy that calls him wrong about injustice and justice, and Socrates tells him frankly that he doesn’t agree, but would like to learn which position was the right one. Then he asks question after question
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course ENGL 105 taught by Professor Bailey,peter during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Peer Review for - Peer review writing seminar 1 Your allegiances seem to lie with Nietzsche because Plato is led on by Nietzsche for the latter

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