Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche is a well known German philosopher, philologist, cultural critic, poet, and composer. While Nietzsche was still alive his work, which revolved mostly around questioning morality and defying social norms, was not well received. Upon his death his sister, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche took it upon herself to use his theories as they were not intended. Some say the misinterpretations of those theories are what inspired the Nazi regime in Germany. However, soon after his death those accusations were later settled. His philosophies were unusual and disdain for Christianity and social bigotry apparent. His work continues to inspire free thinking and Apollinian-Dyonisian based theory.

Born: Oct. 15, 1844Birthplace: Rocken-Bei-Lutzen, Kingdom of Prussia Died: Aug. 25th, 1900Age 55Weimar, Saxony, German Empire(Brain Cancer, Syphallis)

*That which does not kills us makes us stronger.**You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.**The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.*

Known For

*Apollonian/Dionysian dichotomy*perspectivism*the concept of "life-affirmation"*books written in poetry style*disliking Christianity/appreciation for Buddhism

People Inspired By Nietzsche

* Sigmund Freud (psychology)*Carl Jung (psychology)*Georg Brandes (philosophy)*Michel Foucalt (philosophy)*Paul Tillich (theology)*Thomas Altizer (theology)*George Bernard Shaw (drama

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