“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Friedrich Nietzsche (German Philosopher)
Date of Birth:
15 October 1844
Date of Death:
August 25, 1900
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche , born in Prussian Saxony and publishing in German between 1872 and 1888, became an important philosopher and philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for 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 raise considerable problems of interpretation, generating an extensive secondary literature in both continental and analytic philosophy. Nonetheless, his key ideas include interpreting tragedy as an affirmation of life, an eternal recurrence , a rejection of Platonism, and a repudiation of Christianity.