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  • Nietzsche's Overman
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    Nietzsche, Friedrich (Wilhelm) (1844-1900), German philosopher, poet, and classical philologist, who was one of the most provocative and influential thinkers of the 19th century. "In addition to the influence of Greek culture, particularly the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, Nietzsche was influenced by German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, by the theory of evolution, and by his friendship with German composer Richard Wagner. Nietzsche's first major work, Die Ge burt der Trag"o die aus dem...
  • Phases Of Life Of Nietzsche's Overman
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    The Rhythm of the Saints Lex Olsen In terms of artists and their influences, the case of Nietzsche and Wagner has been the focal point of discussion between many great academic minds of the last century. The controversy surrounding the relationship has led many to postulate that the eventual break between the two men may have contributed to the untimely death of Wagner in 1882, and Nietzsche's eight-year writing spurt from 1883-1888. While investigating the details of this peculiar relationship,...
  • Master Race Nietzsche
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    Born: 1844. Rocket, Germany Died: 1900. Weimar, Germany Major Works: The Gay Science (1882), Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885), Beyond Good & Evil (1886), On the Genealogy of Morals (1887), MAJOR IDEAS Self deception is a particularly destructive characteristic of West Culture. Life is The Will To Power; our natural desire is to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree possible. Struggle, through which individuals achieve a...
  • Lot To Nietzsche The Work
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    Friedrich Nietzche was born in Rocket. He spent much of his time alone, reading the Bible. Nietzsches father died in 1849. The young man withdrew deeper into religion. Friedrich received a scholarship to Schulpforta, an elite predatory school with only 200 students, in October 1858. The scholarship as intended to fund Nietzsches training for the clergy. His mother, Fran ziska, and his young sister, Elizabeth, are dedicated to Friedrich success, certain of his future. At the age of 18, Nietzsche ...
  • Superman And The Little Pastor Nietzsche
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    Superman and the little pastor Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Rudiger Safranski 412 pp, Granta, 25 Zarathustra's Secret by Joachim Kohler 278 pp, Yale, 19.95 No single adjective captures the rich, strange genius of Friedrich Nietzsche. Enigmatic, vatic, emphatic, passionate, sometimes absurd, occasionally nauseating, and often breathtakingly insightful, his works together make a unique statement in the literature of European ideas. His life was no less extraordinary than his work, altho...

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