Tuesday August 10th 2010

Thought for the Day

“The surest way to corrupt a young man
is to teach him to esteem more highly
those who think alike than
those who think differently.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche*Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Born October 15, 1844 Röcken bei Lützen, Prussia
Died August 25, 1900 (aged 55) Weimar, Saxony, German Empire

A 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.

Nietzsche’s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth have resulted in much commentary and interpretation, mostly in the continental tradition. His key ideas include the death of God, perspectivism, the Übermensch, the eternal recurrence, and the will to power.

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