My Favorite Philosopher

My Favorite Philosopher - My Favorite Philosopher So here...

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My Favorite Philosopher So here goes, the big announcement: my favorite philosopher is Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche defies description. He is many things: quasi-existentialist (not quite existentialist, but if there had been no Nietzsche, there would be no existentialism), nihilist, atheist, cynic, psychologist, gifted writer, philosopher. Nietzsche is most certainly a major figure in literature and philosophy, and his work is cutting, brilliant, egotistical, and forceful. I'd like to share a famous passage from "The Gay Science" with you, The Madman. *excerpt from Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre, edited and translated by Walter Kaufmann, Meridian Books, 1975 Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market place, and cried incessantly, "I seek God! I seek God!" As many of those who do not believe in God were standing around just then, he provoked much laughter. Why, did he get lost? said one. Did he lose his way like a child? said another.
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2008 for the course PHIL 1113 taught by Professor Andreataylor during the Spring '08 term at The University of Oklahoma.

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