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n, pl -menschen (-mɛnʃən)
(Philosophy) (esp in the writings of Nietzsche) the German word for superman
[literally: over-man]
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Noun1.Übermensch - a person with great powers and abilitiesUbermensch - a person with great powers and abilities
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
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Branded and managed by Vought, an evil corporation occupying a futuristic tower not far from the Empire State Building, the Seven are led by a patriotic blond Ubermensch, Homelander (played with a potently quiet creepiness by Antony Starr of 'Banshee').
Asked on BBC Radio 4's From Ubermensch to Superman about her motivation for writing this book, she said Strindberg corresponded with Nietzsche in his last sane year and introduced Munch to Nietzsche's work, soon after Munch painted The Scream.
Consequently, these aspects require a paradigm shift in relation to the transcendence of God, which we find undermined in favor of this technological post-transcendence that not only puts in brackets God's transcendence--by bringing the concept of religion (in the Western paradigm) closer to its manifestations in the fields of science, art, philosophy and technology, in contrast to the old traditional-metaphysical concepts of Judeo-Christian religion (Schacht 1997, 73-92)--but also brings with it a new set of values, which put into focus the mechanisms of the expression, assertion, and personal development of the contemporary human, seen as a trans-posthuman individual (the new Ubermensch).
Hence, is this a post-Hobbesian (yet, not quite a Kantian) world, in which the letzte Mensch expelled Ubermensch?
The letzte Mensch or Ubermensch. Is the EU an authentic post-Westphalian conglomerate and the world's last cosmopolitan enjoying its post-modern holiday from history?
Schmiele argues that the Grimms as authors are to be seen--like the heroes of the tales--as "self-created men" ("selbstschopferische Mensch"), a "precursor of the nietzschean Ubermensch" (284).
In our land, Lady Justice has been replaced by a haggardly, old, senile gentleman with ambition surpassing Nietzsche's ubermensch.
Worse perpetrators of evil are hard to imagine, and yet, ironically, popular literature often grants them the Ubermensch status that they ludicrously attributed to themselves.
Later, when developing the category he terms the ubermensch, Nietzsche drew from Shakespeare's great tragic characters, along with those of Byron and Schiller.
He's not an Ubermensch; he's a man committed to reaching his goals quickly, without wasting time.
Chapter 4 is said to form a bridge between these major divisions by looking at the ethical and political ramifications of the key elements of Nietzsche's "yes-saying" philosophy--the Ubermensch, will to power, and the eternal recurrence of the same.