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A History of Western Philosophy - Book 3: Chapter 25, Nietzsche Summary & Analysis

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Book 3: Chapter 25, Nietzsche Summary and Analysis

Nietzsche (1844-1900) was superior to Schopenhauer while also being his follower. He was more consistent in his doctrine and his will was different from that of Schopenhauer, while also more ethical and harmonious. His interests were directed more towards literature rather than philosophy.

His father was a Protestant pastor and while still at the university he was offered a professorship at Basel in 1869. He admired the Hellenic culture although he rejected the Orphic element. The pre-Socratics were of more value to him while he also displayed closed affinity with Heraclitus. He condemned the democratic ideals of Socrates and thought that he corrupted the Athenian youth.

He combined two values, such as ruthlessness, and love of philosophy, literature and arts. Such values were also present in Renaissance. He could be compared to Machiavelli, although he was more pedantic...

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