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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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I was Cuban for Christ's sake--far from the image of the blond-haired, blue-eyed Aryan Ubermensch.
Nonetheless, Nietzsche's Ubermensch showed how God could not be replaced by humanity.
Il fuoco's Stelio Effrena is the first of D'Annunzio's protagonists to succeed in the goal of uniting life and art, and by the end of D'Annunzio's novel he incarnates the superuomo, D'Annunzio's version of Friedrich Nietzsche's Ubermensch.
But Kalanick was no Ubermensch, unbound by rules intended for mere mortals.
Pero ese seria nada mas que el sentido prenihilista fundado en la gramatica: esa impresion tan poderosa del lenguaje corriente es lo que justo desafiaria el "espiritu libre", y es que creer en el Ubermensch no significa sino decirnos: "
The architects of the social structure required for advancements toward the Ubermensch are Nietzsche and other "new philosophers," through whom the Will to Power has delivered its vision.
He delves into what became the science of genetic engineering, giving Nietzsche's Ubermensch a twist in a 'supermind' linking many minds in telepathy.
Gonscience, he thought, was a fake adornment adopted, as it were, by little people trying to come to terms with the supposed superior individual or ubermensch in their midst.
By the time ninth grade rolled in, and following a devastating encounter with Nietzsche, it was on to tattered blazers, torn jeans, and a Mohawk, the uniform, I imaginednot without the encouragement of narcoticsof a serious thinker, an Ubermensch in training, a weirdo, a rebel.
It will also follow the transformation of the aesthetic principle of Dionysian into a central idea-force-principle that underlies the notions of 'will-to-power', 'self-overcoming' and Ubermensch.
Then again, formulating a new imperative fiction (which can be called "nihilistic") requires also the creation of a new type of ethical subject, the Ubermensch.
In contrast to distant ideals such as Aristotle's great-souled man, Nietzsche's ubermensch, or Rand's symbolic heroes, (9) Keefner paints the picture of a greatness that is attainable by normal people given the opportunities and constraints of present-day society (pp.