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Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm Line breaks: Fried|rich Wil|helm Nie|tzsche
Pronunciation: /ˈniːtʃə/

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.


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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