from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm 1844-1900. German philosopher who reasoned that Christianity's emphasis on the afterlife makes its believers less able to cope with earthly life. He argued that the ideal human, the Übermensch, would be able to channel passions creatively instead of suppressing them. His written works include Beyond Good and Evil (1886) and Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883-1892).
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)
 Nietzsche, _The Philosophy of Nietzsche_, p. 441.
Any man who reads Nietzsche or quotes Nietzsche is a blasphemer.
In the world of philosophy, Friedrich Nietzsche is considered to be one of the great agnostics.
(As noted, my knowlege of Nietzsche is about the Cliff Notes level).
A possible consequence of this, though, links rather than estranges Nietzsche from the conversational tradition.
Romantic irony, and then in Nietzsche's perspectivism, agreements about truth did not overcome but preserved their perspectival origins.
What Foucault does find in Nietzsche to share is a genealogy that stands in opposition to a history that bases itself on "the metahistoric unfolding of ideal significations and vague teleologies" (1004-5).
Lyric, de Man argues that Nietzsche's sentence identifying truth as tropes takes on critical power through an anomaly in Nietzsche's list of rhetorical terms:
Nietzsche is hard to understand and risky to spread, so it moves slowly among people willing to invest the time.
Not a proposition and not a metaphor, “the sun sows its rays” is an anthropomorphism, that extra term in Nietzsche's hence impossible list.
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