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Two New Books Confront Nietzsche and His Ideas
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 15 October — 25 August was a German philosopher, whose critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered on a basic question regarding the foundation of values and morality. Searls And time is reckoned from the dies nefastus with which this calamity began — from the first day of Christianity! Why not rather after its last day?
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He became the youngest person ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in at the age of Nietzsche died in Nietzsche's writing spans philosophical polemics , poetry, cultural criticism , and fiction while displaying a fondness for aphorism and irony. After his death, his sister Elisabeth became the curator and editor of Nietzsche's manuscripts. She edited his unpublished writings to fit her German nationalist ideology while often contradicting or obfuscating Nietzsche's stated opinions, which were explicitly opposed to antisemitism and nationalism. Through her published editions, Nietzsche's work became associated with fascism and Nazism ;  20th-century scholars contested this interpretation and corrected editions of his writings were soon made available. Nietzsche's thought enjoyed renewed popularity in the s and his ideas have since had a profound impact on 20th and earlyst century thinkers across philosophy—especially in schools of continental philosophy such as existentialism , postmodernism and post-structuralism —as well as art, literature, psychology , politics, and popular culture.
His attempts to unmask the motives that underlie traditional Western religion , morality , and philosophy deeply affected generations of theologians, philosophers, psychologists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Although he was an ardent foe of nationalism , anti-Semitism , and power politics , his name was later invoked by fascists to advance the very things he loathed. Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher who became one of the most influential of all modern thinkers. Friedrich spent most of his early life in a household consisting of five women: his mother, Franziska; his younger sister, Elisabeth; his maternal grandmother; and two aunts. It received little attention during his lifetime, but its influence since his death has been considerable in the arts as well as philosophy. In the family moved to Naumburg on the Saale River , where Nietzsche attended a private preparatory school , the Domgymnasium. He excelled academically and received an outstanding classical education there.