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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.


[ˈniːtʃɪən] adjnietzschiano/a
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The man with overflowing strength, both of mind and body, who must discharge this strength or perish, is the Nietzschean ideal.
He could never cross it and explain to them his position, - the Nietzschean position, in regard to socialism.
As he watched her go, the Nietzschean edifice seemed to shake and totter.
Rejected by the middle class, which he loathed, he had shot up at once into the highest circles by his wit, his dustmanship (which he carried like a banner), and his Nietzschean transcendence of good and evil.
Virality seems to come effortless to 'Queen of All Media' Kris Aquino, so effortless, if not natural, that it makes one wonder if there's some kind of mathematical formula behind her success or a Nietzschean superhuman production team.
Obsessed with self-flattering ideas of himself as a Nietzschean Superman, Freud was sure, within a month of first taking the cocaine, "that the 'magical remedy' [Zaubermittel] would prove to be his ticket to worldly success.
Though the Apollonian has its place in Nietzschean thinking, the Dionysian cannot finally be resisted, and Kornhaber goes on to chart Nietzsche's disillusionment with virtually all aspects of modern theatre in the central section of his study.
Due ends the conclusion with Nietzschean note, with a series of aphorisms which he thinks 'expresses best what love is' (p.
The Nietzschean egoist seeks to exercise his or her will to power.
As such, the author reifies Deleuze's foundation on Nietzschean ground, stating that history ought to run 'counter to our time [.
In "Nietzsche and Saint Paul, Lawrence and John of Patmos," Deleuze situates Lawrence within the Nietzschean thought: "Lawrence is closely related to Nietzsche.
a comparative analysis of the fairness (1) versus efficiency (2) versus equality (3) versus simplicity (4) of various proposed tax laws) is effectively a dead-letter in Nietzschean terms.