Friedrich Nietzsche

An in-depth look at the famous philosopher.

This paper looks at the famous philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche’s (1844-1900) whose contributions to 20th Century thought are numerous and consequential. His thoughts helped shape existentialism, but can also be felt in many other facets of 20th Century thought. His views on the nature of God can be contrasted with Aristotle’s view of God as the prime mover.
“Friedrich Nietzsche has historically been one of the Western worlds most misunderstood philosophers. Doubts regarding his mental health, the (supposed) irrationality of his work and the association of his writings with the Nazi era have plagued his reputation. It has only been during the latter part of the 20th Century that Nietzsche’s work has been allowed to stand on its own merit (Hollingdale 3).”