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Friedrich Nietzsche

German philosopher, poet, and philologist 1844 to 1900 known for his radical critique of Western civilization and morality, his concept of the will to power, his proclamation of the death of God, and his idea of the Ăśbermensch (the superior human who creates his own values and meaning).

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Works

Works: His works include Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morality, and The Antichrist.

KnownFor: eternal recurrence, the master-slave morality, the Apollonian and Dionysian impulses, and the genealogy of morals, morality, his proclamation of the death of God, Ăśbermensch

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Was considered as the “intellectual heir” to William Blake by WB Yeats, Arthur Symons, and WH Auden (who said about Nietzsche “O masterly debunker of our liberal fallacies … all your life you stormed, like your English forerunner Blake.“)

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On Pandora’s Box - “Zeus did not want man to throw his life away, no matter how much the other evils might torment him, but rather to go on letting himself be tormented anew. To that end, he gives man hope. In truth, it is the most evil of evils because it prolongs man’s torment”

“He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” — Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

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