Friedrich Nietzsche Was One Trill Dude There are, perhaps, no religious criticisms more vitriolic than Friedrich Nietzsche’s. The world has yet to see a philosopher more staunchly opposed to traditional morality or contemporary society. It is peculiar that the son of a minister, born in a rural village southwest of Leipzig, would develop into one of the most creative, agile minds in the history of philosophy. Indeed, the realm of Nietzsche’s reasoning was as expansive as any before him. That is, the context in which he viewed reality had a dual nature: he only concerned himself with the realities of the world we live in (as opposed to those situated beyond veritable existence), yet he believed that true understanding of the human condition was more contingent upon an intuitive mind than science and reason alone, which was in accordance with the views held by many Romantic philosophers of the time, particularly Arthur Schopenhauer, who preceded him. In effect, Nietzsche became a pioneer for existential philosophy. Friedrich Nietzsche created a fascinating philosophy on morality and culture, full of new ideas and a revolutionary view on the bio psychosocial nature of mankind. Such a synthesis of philosophical questioning, scientific reasoning, and social criticism was the product of Arthur Schopenhauer’s romanticism, Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory, and Immanuel Kant’s empiricism. It was the plasticity of Nietzsche’s opinions that enabled him to amalgamate the three men’s works into one philosophy, and the rigidity of his beliefs that drove him to seek answers in the very specific context of reality, and indeed, create some context himself. Atheism existed long before Nietzsche, this much is known. However, it was not a widely accepted belief-system. Not only did Friedrich Nietzsche discount the existence of a god, he spent no time arguing his point. The concept of a god was laughable to Nietzsche, to say the least. He preferred to analyze
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