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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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Published in 1908, The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche was widely and (on the whole) favorably reviewed, and for a book of its kind, sold remarkably well.
All in all, The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, a century after its appearance, remains for Sweet the best popular account of the iconoclastic philosopher in print, a verdict recently echoed by the author of American Nietzsche, who characterizes the work as "a rollicking master narrative" by the writer who "did more to establish the persona of Friedrich Nietzsche in America" than any other.
Later he would draw upon the themes and structure of The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche to develop his own line of thought in Treatise on the Gods, In Defense of Women, and Notes on Democracy.
The subject of The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, it is well to remember, is Mencken's Nietzsche, not Nietzsche's Nietzsche.
Loeb and Leopold, who greatly admired (and conveniently misunderstood) the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and saw themselves as ubermenschen above the law, explained their murder of Bobby Franks as a carefully planned exercise, a "thrill killing" that gave them a sense of excitement and power.
White will discuss Szymanowski's work in the context of aesthetics, Wagnerian harmony, the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and ancient Greece.
He wrote the first book in America on George Bernard Shaw and one of the earliest studies on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, championed Huckleberry Finn before it was fashionable, and called hell and calumny down on Henry James' prose style from his newspaper column.
He mentions, for example, the World Wars, the Nazi and Bolshevik death camps, nuclear bombs, unbridled biological research, and particularly the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, which not only is permeating our civilization but is succeeding in this without everyone being aware of it.
Sigurjonsson attended the University of Copenhagen, where he joined a group of young intellectuals who looked to the Danish critic Georg Brandes and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche for guidance.
He wrote many other books, among them poetry, plays, and such serious critical works as George Bernard Shaw (1905) and The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1908), as well as In Defense of Women (1917) and Treatise of the Gods (1930).
Mencken's appeal was, at least in part, based on the 1913 edition of his 1908 book The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.

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