History Creator / FriedrichNietzsche

17th Jan '17 5:03:21 AM Anarquistador
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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Or rather, we need to. One of the main themes of his work was that God is Dead and science has rendered conventional morality irrelevant, and the only reason we still have it is because we're afraid to let go of it. But once we do let go of it, we'll be free to create a new world that works better.

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Or rather, we need to. One of the main themes of his work was that God is Dead and science has rendered conventional morality irrelevant, and the only reason we still have it is because we're simply afraid to let go of it. it and live in a world without inherent rules. But once we muster up the courage to do let go of it, so, we'll be free to create a new world our own rules and our own world, that works better.
29th Dec '16 7:43:23 PM zarpaulus
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* NietzscheWannabe

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* NietzscheWannabeThe old name of StrawNihilist was "Nietzsche Wannabe" (see below)
28th Dec '16 9:49:21 PM Az_Tech341
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* NietzscheWannabe
28th Dec '16 12:27:28 PM LordGro
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[[caption-width-right:219:[-Der Überschnurrbartmensch. [[labelnote:Translation:]]The mustache-man.[[/labelnote]] Despite [[BadassMustache the resemblance]], not [[Series/MythBusters Jamie Hyneman.]]]]-]

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[[caption-width-right:219:[-Der Überschnurrbartmensch. [[labelnote:Translation:]]The mustache-man.[[/labelnote]] Despite [[BadassMustache the resemblance]], resemblance, not [[Series/MythBusters Jamie Hyneman.]]]]-]
28th Dec '16 12:24:12 PM LordGro
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* [[IllGirl Ill Guy]]: Was hit throughout his life with plenty of debilitating illness that eventually put him into early retirement and drove him to more soothing climates. Eventually went insane, though from what, the consensus is far from cut and dry.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Famously with Richard Wagner, who was once something of a surrogate father to the younger Nietzsche, until Nietzsche found his anti-Semitism, bombastic music, and seeming relapse into Christianity too obnoxious for him. His lesser known relationships were no less tumultous: His friendship with Paul Ree and Lou Andreas-Salome ended over a LoveTriangle between the three, he grew increasingly estranged from his mother over his loss of faith, and more so with his sister over her and her husband's antisemitism.
13th Dec '16 9:16:26 AM TheFLL
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* DumbIsGood: Made a comment or two on the subject, going so far as to note that the more a slave morality dominates, the more synonymous "good" and "dumb" become. As with many things, [[DeconstructedTrope he takes his hammer to the subject,]] arguing that this trope is held true because slave moralists want things to be as peaceful and non frightening as possible, hence why stupidity would be valued over intelligence, as dumb people are considerably less threatening and subversive than intelligent people could be.
28th Nov '16 12:03:39 PM TheFLL
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* [[IllGirl Ill Guy]]: Was hit throughout his life with plenty of debilitating illness that eventually put him into early retirement and drove him to more soothing climates. Eventually went insane, though from what, the consensus is far from cut and dry.


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Famously with Richard Wagner, who was once something of a surrogate father to the younger Nietzsche, until Nietzsche found his anti-Semitism, bombastic music, and seeming relapse into Christianity too obnoxious for him. His lesser known relationships were no less tumultous: His friendship with Paul Ree and Lou Andreas-Salome ended over a LoveTriangle between the three, he grew increasingly estranged from his mother over his loss of faith, and more so with his sister over her and her husband's antisemitism.
27th Nov '16 8:41:43 AM TheFLL
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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: Accused many of his contemporary ethicists as being this in regards to Christianity, that for all their talk of abandoning Christianity and God, they still stuck stubbornly to the moral framework they inherited from the faith, despite it no longer having a leg to stand on.
-->''"They are rid of the Christian God and now believe all the more firmly that they must cling to Christian morality. That is an English consistency; we do not wish to hold it against little moralistic females à la Eliot. In England one must rehabilitate oneself after every little emancipation from theology by showing in a veritably awe-inspiring manner what a moral fanatic one is. That is the penance they pay there. We others hold otherwise. When one gives up the Christian faith, one pulls the right to Christian morality out from under one's feet. This morality is by no means self-evident: this point has to be exhibited again and again, despite the English flatheads. Christianity is a system, a whole view of things thought out together. By breaking one main concept out of it, the faith in God, one breaks the whole: nothing necessary remains in one's hands."''
26th Nov '16 9:07:05 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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[[caption-width-right:219: [-Der Überschnurrbartmensch. Despite the resemblance, not [[Series/MythBusters Jamie Hyneman.]] ]]-]

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[[caption-width-right:219: [-Der [[caption-width-right:219:[-Der Überschnurrbartmensch. [[labelnote:Translation:]]The mustache-man.[[/labelnote]] Despite [[BadassMustache the resemblance, resemblance]], not [[Series/MythBusters Jamie Hyneman.]] ]]-]
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-->-- '''Friedrich Nietzsche,''' ''The [[HaveAGayOldTime Gay]] Science,'' Aphorism 125 ("The Madman"), 1882 [[note]] Fun fact: The quote "God is dead" already appears in a text of G.W.F. Hegel from 1802. [[/note]]

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-->-- '''Friedrich -->--'''Friedrich Nietzsche,''' ''The [[HaveAGayOldTime Gay]] Science,'' Aphorism 125 ("The Madman"), 1882 [[note]] Fun fact: The quote "God is dead" already appears in a text of G.W.F. Hegel from 1802. [[/note]]



He is also one of the mostly unsung heroes of psychology, along with the American William James. They contemporaneously (but separately) started treating the contents of the human mind with the nuance and seriousness we have come to expect, and in being the first to do so helped to make psychology a respectable and popular area of academic study that would later fully take off with UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud, who particularly read Nietzsche as a student [[note]] although Freud denied this despite evidence on the contrary [[/note]], and his contemporaries.

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He is also one of the mostly unsung heroes of psychology, along with the American William James. They contemporaneously (but separately) started treating the contents of the human mind with the nuance and seriousness we have come to expect, and in being the first to do so helped to make psychology a respectable and popular area of academic study that would later fully take off with UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud, who particularly read Nietzsche as a student [[note]] although [[note]]although Freud denied this despite evidence on the contrary [[/note]], contrary[[/note]], and his contemporaries.



Lastly, his name is spelled with one T, one Z, ''one S,'' one C, and one H. It's pronounced roughly as "Neats-shuh," though the French (who tend to be bigger than average fans) monosyllabically pronounce it "Neache." "Nee-chee" and "Nee-chuh" are generally also acceptable pronunciations, which are often used by English speakers. Just, whatever you do, do not try to pronounce the "Z" and you should be alright ("Z" sounds like "ts" in German).

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Lastly, his name is spelled with one T, one Z, ''one S,'' one C, and one H. It's pronounced roughly as "Neats-shuh," though the French (who tend to be bigger than average fans) monosyllabically pronounce it "Neache." "Nee-chee" and "Nee-chuh" are generally also acceptable pronunciations, which are often used by English speakers. Just, whatever you do, do not try to pronounce the "Z" and you should be alright all right ("Z" sounds like "ts" in German).



* BeigeProse [=/=] PurpleProse: [[TakeAThirdOption Manages to be both at once.]] His energetic, often caustic wit and colourful use of metaphor and imagery makes it easy to get lost in reading his works, but only Thus Spoke Zarathustra runs to the length of a full novel. Every other work with the exception of The Genealogy of Morals deposits his ideas in the form of aphorism or aphoristic prose, which can be read a piece at a time. In his own words, "It is my ambition to say in ten words what others say in a whole book."

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* BeigeProse [=/=] PurpleProse: BeigeProse[=/=]PurpleProse: [[TakeAThirdOption Manages to be both at once.]] His energetic, often caustic wit and colourful use of metaphor and imagery makes it easy to get lost in reading his works, but only Thus Spoke Zarathustra runs to the length of a full novel. Every other work with the exception of The Genealogy of Morals deposits his ideas in the form of aphorism or aphoristic prose, which can be read a piece at a time. In his own words, "It is my ambition to say in ten words what others say in a whole book."



* {{Escapism}}: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed.]] He viewed Christianity and many similar faiths as inventing the idea of the FluffyCloudHeaven to soothe the downtrodden and weak in spirit, by denouncing their current state of existence - generally consisting of slavery, suffering, and forced servitude - in favour of a reality wherein their painful life would be made worthwhile, and their masters would suffer judgement in Hell. This obsession of another life would then afflict those who were who were content or better suited for reality, causing society to whither away due to everyone focusing on the eternal afterlife over ephemereal reality. Hence his tendency to refer to Christiantity and alcohol as being similarly intocxicating and self destructive.

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* {{Escapism}}: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed.]] He viewed Christianity and many similar faiths as inventing the idea of the FluffyCloudHeaven to soothe the downtrodden and weak in spirit, by denouncing their current state of existence - generally consisting of slavery, suffering, and forced servitude - in favour of a reality wherein their painful life would be made worthwhile, and their masters would suffer judgement in Hell. This obsession of another life would then afflict those who were who were content or better suited for reality, causing society to whither away due to everyone focusing on the eternal afterlife over ephemereal reality. Hence his tendency to refer to Christiantity Christianity and alcohol as being similarly intocxicating and self destructive.



* RatedMForManly: His ideal character, and philosophy emphasized personal strength, self-reliance, Determinator tendencies, {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry, and generally being the pinnacle of physical and mental fortitude.

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* RatedMForManly: His ideal character, and philosophy emphasized personal strength, self-reliance, Determinator {{Determinator}} tendencies, {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry, and generally being the pinnacle of physical and mental fortitude.



* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVersusFate: Either '''Neither Free Will or Fate Exists''' or '''BecauseDestinySaysSo'''. He was sceptical of the idea of free will for various reasons, viewing it as a self contradiction, and as an invention of slave morality to make their oppressors feel guilty and worthy of punishment. This was one of the few points he retained from Schopenhauer late in life, as the two were both variations of hard determinists.

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* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVersusFate: Either '''Neither Free Will or Fate Exists''' or '''BecauseDestinySaysSo'''. He was sceptical skeptical of the idea of free will for various reasons, viewing it as a self contradiction, and as an invention of slave morality to make their oppressors feel guilty and worthy of punishment. This was one of the few points he retained from Schopenhauer late in life, as the two were both variations of hard determinists.



* TheSnarkKnight: For all of his jabs at others, he also said this:
-->''"To live alone one must be a [[LonersAreFreaks beast]] or a [[AngelUnaware god]], says Creator/{{Aristotle}}. Leaving out [[TakeAThirdOption the third case]]: one must be both -- [[SelfDeprecation a philosopher]]."''



* VirtueIsWeakness: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] He generally condemned altruism, humility and pity, along with other traditional virtues on the grounds that they stem from a sense of self loathing and self-abasement, helped the disadvantaged at the expense of the healthy, and made life more wearisome for those who followed them, as well as his belief that they were made into virtues specifically because the people who embodied them couldn't emulate the nobility's vitues and values, but he didn't want people to become TheUnfettered. He admired people who showed bravery, incredible self-discipline and perserverance, and honesty and integrity, preferring virtu in the Machiabellian sense over the moral sense.

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* VirtueIsWeakness: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] He generally condemned altruism, humility and pity, along with other traditional virtues on the grounds that they stem from a sense of self loathing and self-abasement, helped the disadvantaged at the expense of the healthy, and made life more wearisome for those who followed them, as well as his belief that they were made into virtues specifically because the people who embodied them couldn't emulate the nobility's vitues and values, but he didn't want people to become TheUnfettered. He admired people who showed bravery, incredible self-discipline and perserverance, and honesty and integrity, preferring virtu virtue in the Machiabellian Machiavellian sense over the moral sense.
24th Nov '16 3:16:26 PM TheFLL
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* VirtueIsWeakness: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] He generally condemned altruism, humility and pity, along with other traditional virtues on the grounds that they stem from a sense of self loathing and self-abasement, helped the disadvantaged at the expense of the healthy, and made life more wearisome for those who followed them, as well as his belief that they were made into virtues specifically because the people who embodied them couldn't emulate the nobility's vitues and values.

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* VirtueIsWeakness: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] He generally condemned altruism, humility and pity, along with other traditional virtues on the grounds that they stem from a sense of self loathing and self-abasement, helped the disadvantaged at the expense of the healthy, and made life more wearisome for those who followed them, as well as his belief that they were made into virtues specifically because the people who embodied them couldn't emulate the nobility's vitues and values.values, but he didn't want people to become TheUnfettered. He admired people who showed bravery, incredible self-discipline and perserverance, and honesty and integrity, preferring virtu in the Machiabellian sense over the moral sense.
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