Category Archives: Existentialism

Kierkegaard: Truth is Subjectivity

Poor Soren Kierkegaard, he never gets his due. Partly because he was Danish, and the ethnocentrism of most philosophers leaves him out. Of course the other reason Kierkegaard is so often ignored is that what he writes is harsh and … Continue reading

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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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Book Review on Nietzsche Biography

There’s a biography out called Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Julian Young. It is reviewed here in the New York Times. This is a different book than Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Rudiger Safranski (Shelley Frisch, Translator).

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