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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844)

Nietzsche was a German philosopher whose critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered on a basic question regarding the foundation of values and morality. He passionately rejected Western bourgeois civilization and regarded Christian civilization as decadent. Denouncing its "slave morality," he looked to the "superman," the creator of a new heroic morality that would consciously affirm life and life values. What is Nietzsche's concept of "perspectivism"? More...
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Is there a more quotable philosopher? Must reads for undergraduates. Worth rereading to see how much you've changed.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
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Along with his numerous books and philosophical writings, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche also left behind a medical mystery. What was the illness which struck him down when he was at the height of his intellectual powers? Although neurosyphilis is the most commonly accepted diagnosis, there was no real evidence to support it. Reliable tests for syphilis didn't exist in Nietzsche's lifetime but it was still common practice for autopsies to examine the brains of suspected syphilis cases for the tell-tale lesions that might confirm the diagnosis. Not only was this not done in Nietzsche's case, Elizabeth would later state that she had been unaware of the "disgusting accusation" of her brother's syphilis.

http://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2011/01/caring-for-nietzsche-part-2.html
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very intelligent but his writing are very controversial even in his time
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Old grouchy pants was probably the life of the party; when he left. Oy! Contemptuous people are seldom happy. Perhaps he blamed God for his veneral disease
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Well this guy did have some good ideas back there and not much has changed for the better with the; "...bourgeois civilization and regarded Christian civilization as decadent..." Well, maybe it has changed, changed for the worse...
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