* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Nietzsche one of the greatest geniuses in the History of Western philosophy, or is he just a megalomaniacal SocialDarwinist lunatic? Is his philosophy a great code to live by, or is it a (as Russell would say it) mere PowerFantasy?
** Nietzsche's character types can be alternatively interpreted as well. Is the {{Ubermensch}} a goal one can set for himself, or is it just a Nazi obsession? Needless to say, this contributed to the EditWar on that page.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: The quote given on the main page can be read in infinite ways, and how it is read is a matter of personal choice.
* FairForItsDay: Despite ThoseWackyNazis trying to claim him and his misogyny, he was strongly opposed to the growing antisemitism of Germany at the time and German nationalism.
* MisaimedFandom[=/=]MisBlamed: [[HitlerAteSugar The Nazis' adulation of him and the corresponding misconception (now highly discredited) that he would have supported them]]. His works reflect the opposite of anti-semitism, statism, and Germanic nationalism amongst other things, but they seemed to agree on matters like WarIsGlorious (sort of- see below), [[SocialDarwinist men are not equal, possibly eugenics]], [[HobbesWasRight anti-democracy]]/anti-communism etc, and that a strong, perhaps even brutal, leadership is desirable, albeit for slightly different reasons.
** Some of the blame for this can be laid at the feet of his sister, a supporter of the Nazi party who edited some of his works to present a pro-Nazi slant.
** The former name for StrawNihilist was "Nietzsche Wannabe," which sums up his MisaimedFandom as well.
* ValuesDissonance: Nietzsche's misogyny is quite apparent in his work.
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