Nietzsche, Friedrich

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Importance of Nietzsche

  • Nietzsche elaborated Western philosophy in terms of the merger of of JudeoChristian, GrecoRoman and Germanic cultures.
  • He got people's attention by pulling the beards of Jews, Christians, Greeks, Romans and Germans with evocative aphorisms.

Was his philosophy generated as a symptom of his impending psychosis?

  • Probably not. Most of his life was lived out in a normal, healthy sequence of education and academic career.
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