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I Give You the Übermensch

One of the most notoriously misunderstood concepts in the history of philosophy is Friedrich Nietzsche’s Übermensch. The word “Übermensch” is too often mistranslated into English as “superman” but the German “Über” means “over” not “super” and that distinction is crucial … Continue reading

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In Praise of Simple Pleasures

John Stuart Mill emphasized the quality of pleasures in response to Jeremy Bentham’s notion that all sources of pleasure are intrinsically equal. Bentham had quipped that a child’s game was just as good as the art of poetry if it … Continue reading

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