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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.
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[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.
The authors, all Petty fans, come from every philosophical viewpoint: classical, analytic, postmodernist, phenomenological, and Nietzschean.
Second, a Nietzschean "perspectivism" turned truth into a "point of view" and judged to be "true" that point of view that makes a being stronger, and "false" that which saddens or diminishes him.
"Cats are the runes of beauty, invincibility, wonder, pride, freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency, and dainty individuality - the qualities of sensitive, enlightened, mentally developed, pagan, cynical, poetic, philosophic, dispassionate, reserved, independent, Nietzschean, unbroken, civilised, master-class men." - H.
There is certainly much more that could be alluded to in terms of understanding North Korea through a Nietzschean viewpoint, but the work is fraught with danger and it does not provide the most pleasant of images.
Exploring the influence of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) on the work of Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Rodgers illustrates a background of Nietzschean assumptions in Nabokov's work in order to make sense of a number of persistent problems in the latter's oeuvre, for example the nature of the relationships between art and morality and between author and reader.
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.
"Freud's enthusiasm" for cocaine, Crews tells us, "was boundless." 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." Repeatedly experiencing its "emboldening" effects, "he had begun sending small amounts of it, along with commendations of its benefits, to his fiancee, to his sisters, and to trusted colleagues, who would presumably be encouraged to prescribe it to their patients for the alleviation of various complaints." Crews's description of the subsequent effects of cocaine on figures such as Freud's friend Fleischl are heartrending.
This Nietzschean critique is the critique of the modern epoch from the position of subjective liberty.