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Nietzsches thoughts on finite differed dramatically from Socrates and Plato Nietzsche believes that everyone should embrace the finite because you will enhance this life and make it more beautiful He rejects the theory that eternity is of more importance than the present life To Nietzsche pursuing what you love to do is the only way to excellence But for Socrates and Plato they believe that the body weighs down the soul They say this because they believe that by succumbing to lifes wants you are encumbering the soul Both Socrates and Plato view the body as evil Instead Socrates and Plato are interested in the infinite life beyond the body life with a beginning and no end They believe that what is done in this life affects your present life the soul after your death and lives after that Socrates and Plato believe that the soul is infinite and unchanging when the body the soul still lives After the bodies death the soul is in a state of contemplation This state lacks time since the soul is infinite and the soul is by itself The soul then discovers it has a body and is reincarnated Since the body weighs down the soul it clouds the soul and causes the soul to forget and that is why you cant remember the soul in a different body To explain the soul as an unchanging form we use the example of water It is made of two hydrogen and one oxygen that has been the form today was the form yesterday and will continue to be the defining elements of water until the end of time Just as the soul is unchanging it is the same as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow Nietzsche would explain the soul as finite with a beginning and an end the end being the death of the body He believes that what is going on now is what
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