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By Friedrich Nietzsche

Represents a range from Nietzche's notebooks to determine what he wrote on nihilism, artwork, morality, faith, and the speculation of information, between others.

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The specialization in most modern endeavors simply wasn’t present. This gave philosophy a broad perspective; nothing was off limits. The place of human beings in the universe and the meaning of life were questions to which the earliest philosophers gave ample attention. Thinkers from Epicurus, who advised the pursuit of pleasure, to Aristotle, who advocated the pursuit of philosophy, tried to determine what constituted the good life and how it could be attained. Socrates and Plato, two of the earliest and greatest of the major philosophers, were particularly concerned with how a person should live.

Sorry, Marty. The French Popularize a Growing Movement You aren’t reading this book because of a lonely Dutchman. You aren’t reading this book because of a wild-eyed, self-appointed antichrist who tried re-imagining . . well, everything. You certainly aren’t reading this book because a one-time member of the Nazi party wrote one of the most important, but also one of the densest and most indecipherable books ever written. No, you’re reading this book because for a brief period in the 1940s and 1950s, nothing was cooler than existentialism.

Indeed, existentialism in many ways harkens back to Plato’s more balanced view of humanity, in which reason is seen as working in tandem with certain rightly ordered emotions. In the end, however, the emphasis in Plato’s philosophy, which is magnified only in later interpretations — including those of the early Christians — is on the importance of our capacity to reason. Among other things, he extolled reason’s ability to rule over and control human passions, particularly the bodily passions, which were largely seen (and still are, in many quarters) as being dangerous and destructive, without much in the way of redeeming qualities.

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