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 (nē′chə, -chē), Friedrich Wilhelm 1844-1900.
German philosopher who argued that Christianity's emphasis on the afterlife makes its believers less able to cope with earthly life. He suggested that the ideal human, the Übermensch, would be able to channel passions creatively instead of suppressing them. His written works include Beyond Good and Evil (1886) and Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883-1892).

Nie′tzsche·an adj. & n.


(Biography) Friedrich Wilhelm (ˈfriːdrɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1844–1900, German philosopher, poet, and critic, noted esp for his concept of the superman and his rejection of traditional Christian values. His chief works are The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883–91), and Beyond Good and Evil (1886)
Nietzschean n, adj
ˈNietzscheˌism, ˈNietzscheanˌism n


(ˈni tʃə, -tʃi)
Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844–1900, German philosopher.
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The notion of rearing the Superman is only a new form of an ideal Nietzsche already had in his youth, that "THE OBJECT OF MANKIND SHOULD LIE IN ITS HIGHEST INDIVIDUALS" (or, as he writes in "Schopenhauer as Educator": "Mankind ought constantly to be striving to produce great men--this and nothing else is its duty.
Friederich Nietzsche, the mad philosopher of the nineteenth century of the Christian Era, who caught wild glimpses of truth, but who, before he was done, reasoned himself around the great circle of human thought and off into madness.
He'll talk Nietzsche, or Schopenhauer, or Kant, or anything, but the only thing in this world, not excepting Mary, that he really cares for, is his monism.
He kept a summer cottage in Mill Valley, under the shadow of Mount Tamalpais, and never occupied it except when he loafed through the winter mouths and read Nietzsche and Schopenhauer to rest his brain.
John, a young magazine writer, was an anarchic disciple of Nietzsche.
On the other hand, if wage slavery were abolished, and I could earn some spare money without paying tribute to an exploiting capitalist, then there would be a magazine for the purpose of interpreting and popularizing the gospel of Friedrich Nietzsche, the prophet of Evolution, and also of Horace Fletcher, the inventor of the noble science of clean eating; and incidentally, perhaps, for the discouraging of long skirts, and the scientific breeding of men and women, and the establishing of divorce by mutual consent.
In structure he was the blonde beast of Nietzsche, but all this animal beauty was heightened, brightened and softened by genuine intellect and spirituality.
When you go to women," says Nietzsche, "take your whip with you.
There is no philosopher as misunderstood as Friedrich Nietzsche.
In confirmation of the sense that the early Nietzsche stands opposed to worldliness, one might reflect on a passage from section 2 of "Schopenhauer as Educator" that Shapiro does not cite.
After 1945 there was a great desire in West Germany to purge the works of Friedrich Nietzsche of their associations with the Third Reich.
Nietzsche e um filosofo intempestivo, como atesta o proprio titulo das suas quatro Consideracoes Intempestivas, mas e, especialmente, em sua II Consideracao Intempestiva (1874) que ele revela a sua intencionalidade.