Introduction

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) is the world’s most controversial philosopher. He is also the world’s most relentlessly interesting philosopher. There is no other philosopher who writes as beautifully about as many topics as does Nietzsche, and no other philosopher whose ideas are more notorious. Fo...

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Published in: Philosophy of Nietzsche p. 1
Main Author: Rex Welshon
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: MQUP 04-26-2004
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Summary: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) is the world’s most controversial philosopher. He is also the world’s most relentlessly interesting philosopher. There is no other philosopher who writes as beautifully about as many topics as does Nietzsche, and no other philosopher whose ideas are more notorious. For all his notoriety, however, Nietzsche is increasingly remembered for his trenchant criticisms of the Western philosophical and theological traditions, for his celebration of creativity and flourishing, and for his tireless campaign to replace woolly-minded metaphysics with a philosophical view that is naturalistic and closely aligned with science. This change is welcome. For a century, Nietzsche
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