Friedrich Nietzsche was a nihilist philosopher, critic and poet who wrote several works of philosophy which have proven strongly influential since their initial publication in the late 19th century. After beginning his academic career as an expert in ancient Greek and Latin, Nietzsche would steadily advance into philosophy, becoming more convinced and sure of his arguments as time went by. Gradually, his writings became more polemical and provocative, criticising earlier philosophers, established institutions such as the Christian church, and its moral tenets in a series of vehement and swiftly paced writings which at times veer into humorous sarcasm. Nietzsche's final work was The Antichrist, which was completed a short time before a mental breakdown which rendered the scholar incapacitated for the final decade of his life. By the time of his death in 1900 at the age of 55, Nietzsche had assembled a large and devoted following, particularly within academic and scholarly circles, which continues to this day.
We Philologistsby Friedrich Nietzsche, John Macfarland Kennedy (Translator)
Friedrich Nietzsche was a very influential German philosopher whose works have had a major impact on modern Western philosophy. Nietzsche wrote on a great variety of subjects including religion, good vs. evil, science, history, and others. Many of Nietzsche's books are still widely read today, especially Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and The Antichrist.
We Philologists is a book in which Nietzsche argues for what he considered to be an ideal culture.
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