Nietzsche Vs Aristotle

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In The Birth of Tragedy, Friedrich Nietzsche’s descriptions of the Apollonian and Dionysian align with the writings of Immanuel Kant and Karl Marx, respectively. In Kant’s writing, he argues that man can eventually progress towards a utopian state from man’s reason. However, Kant’s picture of human nature is one of a lawful progression towards the utopian state. When outlining the characteristics of the Apollonian state, Nietzsche explains that there is a “delicate line, which the dream-picture must not overstep…that measured limitation, that freedom from the wilder emotions, that philosophical calmness of the sculptor-god” (Nietzsche, 2). Like Kant’s lawful progression towards the utopian state, the Apollonian state is one of a realistic
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