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Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900 “The Prophet of Nazism” A. Introduction One of the most influential modern thinkers “God is dead” Superman” B. Early Years (1844-68) 1. Born Oct. 15, 1844, in Germany 2. Very religious home - Lutheran faith 3. Father died when Nietzsche was 5 years old 4. Raised by 5 females: mother, younger sister (Elizabeth), grandmother, two aunts 5. Attended a private school with classical education - he excelled 6. 1864 University of Bonn to study theology and classical philosophy - met Professor Friedrich Wilhelm Ritschl, 7. 1865 Ritschl and Nietsche transfer to University of Leipzig - Nietsche prospered under Ritschl’s tutelage 8. 1867 Military service (age 23), cavalry company - was injured - returned to University of Leipzig 9. Met and became close friends with the great operatic composer Richard Wagner C. The Basel Years (1969-79) - (ages 25-35 1. 1869 obtained a classical philosophy teaching position at University of Basel in Switzerland - upon Ritschl’s
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Unformatted text preview: recommendation - granted Swiss citizenship 2. University of Leipzig granted him a doctorate degree without examination or dissertation 3. August 1870 volunteers as a medical orderly in the Franco-Prussian War 4. Becomes ill from dysentery and diphtheria - returns to Basel 5. Richard Wagner a. Christian themes b. devout patriotism c. anti-Semitism 6. 1872 published his first book, The Birth of Tragedy 7. October 1876 obtained a sick leave and moved in with sister Elizabeth D. Latter Years (1879-1900) - (ages 35-56) 1.Wrote: a. Thus Spoke Zarathustra b. Beyond Good and Evil c. On the Genealogy of Morals d. Twilight of the Idols e. The Antichrist f. The will to Power g. Ecce Homo 2. Seriously ill 3. Died Aug. 25, 1900 E. Philosophy 1. Thus Spoke Zarathustra - most notable book - issued to every German soldier during World War I 2. Origin and function of values in human life 3. Terms a. Will to Power b. Superman c. Master-Slave d. God is Dead e. Beyond Good and Evil...
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