What Does Nietzsche Owe Thucydides?

  title={What Does Nietzsche Owe Thucydides?},
  author={Scott Jenkins},
  journal={The Journal of Nietzsche Studies},
  pages={32 - 50}
  • S. Jenkins
  • Published 4 November 2011
  • Psychology, Philosophy, Art
  • The Journal of Nietzsche Studies
Thucydides was one of Nietzsche's most important intellectual influences, but the extent of Nietzsche's debt to Thucydides has not been fully grasped. Here I consider the accounts of particular passages of Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War that appear in Nietzsche's published writings. I argue that while the views on justice that Nietzsche claims to find in Thucydides differ somewhat from the doctrine of the History, Thucydides's views in moral psychology likely had a significant… 
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