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Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

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Pronunciation: /ˈniːtʃə
 
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Definition of Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm in English:

( 1844–1900), German philosopher. He is known for repudiating Christianity’s compassion for the weak, exalting the ‘will to power’, and formulating the idea of the Übermensch (superman), who can rise above the restrictions of ordinary morality.

Derivatives

Nietzschean

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Thus, from a Nietzschean perspective, nihilism is the unforeseen consequence of the Kantian critique of metaphysics.
  • In my reading, then, Deleuze's understanding of Nietzschean affirmation is the channel through which Bergson silently infiltrated poststructuralism.
  • You are right that in acting in the way I did at the conference I made myself into a kind of Nietzschean figure, but I am a kind of Nietzschean figure.

Nietzscheanism

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noun
Example sentences
  • Various Western philosophies and social theories, such as existentialism, psychoanalysis and Nietzscheanism, were reintroduced, and they aroused fascination especially amongst college students and young scholars.
  • Thus, according to Strauss, Heideggerian philosophy is simply a more consistent version of Nietzscheanism.
  • Voldemort's vulgar Nietzscheanism is a familiar moral nihilism that can never be entirely vanquished.

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