Friedrich Nietzsche Biography

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.

Nietzsche's key ideas include perspectivism, the Will to Power, the "death of God", the Übermensch and eternal recurrence. One of the key tenets of his philosophy is the concept of "life-affirmation," which embraces the realities of the world in which we live over the idea of a world beyond. It further champions the creative powers of the individual to strive beyond social, cultural, and moral contexts. Nietzsche's attitude towards religion and morality was marked with atheism, psychologism and historism; he considered them to be human creations loaded with the error of confusing cause and effect. His radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth has been the focus of extensive commentary, and his influence remains substantial, particularly in the continental philosophical schools of existentialism, postmodernism, and post-structuralism. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality:
Kingdom of Prussia
Profession:
Philosopher, Poet, Composer, Cultural critic, Philologist
Ethnicity:
Germans
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
October 15, 1844
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
August 25, 1900
Age at Death:
55
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia, Stroke
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