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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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Schnapp proposes an alternative view to scholarship that attempts "to measure D'Annunzio's Nietzscheanism by the standard of a certain Nietzschean orthodoxy" (Schnapp, 1988: 253).
Nietzscheanism," Ayn Rand on Campus radio program, December 13, 1964.
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Ultimately, what broke up the integrity of European civilization were the twin ideological currents of Marxism and Nietzscheanism, fueled by a shared loathing for the very bourgeois culture that had nurtured them--a culture both Nietzsche and Marx considered doomed.
Harry's bad conscience throws him back to the fictitious world that spins around the permanent remorse of Nietzscheanism.
His letter mentions the atheists on his elder brother's college reading list (27) (12); Ames is referring, we can assume, to earlier Darwinism and Nietzscheanism.
Thus, Siegel is able to show that key tenets of contemporary liberalism--especially its cultural condescension, anti-majoritarianism, and quest for the liberation of the individual--are rooted in the watered-down Nietzscheanism of 1920s' intellectuals rather than in the Progressivism that preceded them.
The attack on excessive pity (and pity as a Christian virtue) is a strategy which chimes with Nietzscheanism.
The most common answers to this conundrum mobilize the resources of philosophical historiography and refine the understanding of Foucault's encounter with Kant and Nietzsche, emphasizing the seminal complexity and ambiguity of Foucault's 1961 dissertation on Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology (Foucault 2008), his early engagement with anthropology and Kantianism, [12] his dependence on the interpretations of transcendentalism offered by Jean Hyppolite and Jules Vuillemin; or underlining the overlappings and distinctions between critique and analysis, between different aspects of modernity, between an early and a late Foucault; or again focusing on the subtle mutations of his transcendental presumption and the continuous micro-variations of his Nietzscheanism and Kantianism.
It briefly addresses pluralism and relativism in ethics, situation ethics, conventionalism, scientism, emotivism, utilitarianism, Kantianism, Nietzscheanism, and the "threat-safeguard" approach.
Even modern dance was influenced by Nietzscheanism, with a proto-commune at Ascona espousing the philosopher's ideas, and Isadora Duncan waxing ecstatic on her first reading of Nietzsche in 1902 Berlin.
It should already be evident that Drake's dualism will be an effective way of contrasting Rachmaninoff's Byronism and Scriabin's Nietzscheanism, and the technical analysis clinches the issue in a way that no other approach could manage, because it focuses on very specific common features--indeed, ineffably specific features, to recall Mendelssohn's endorsement of music's advantage over words--within the more obvious divergence.