New Interpretations

All-New Nietzsche

Nietzsche corbis
Friedrich Nietzsche anew.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Friedrich Nietzsche is one of Germany’s most famous philosophers but allegations of being a Nazi have in the past overshadowed his work.

  • Facts


    • Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a philosopher and also philologist, cultural critic, poet and composer.
    • When he died, his sister edited his works in line with her sympathies with National Socialism.
    • Nietzsche’s writings influenced philosophers whose ideas led to existentialism, postmodernism, post-structuralism, humanism and trans-humanism.
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Why does the world need 45 new volumes of work by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche?

Nietzsche is one of Germany’s most famous and controversial thinkers who believed in power, creativity and the realities of the world we live in, rather than focusing on the next life.

His ideas included the concept of exuberant man radiating strength and chasing experience. His writings encapsulated ideas from ongoing rebirth to German history, including music, friendship and love along the way.

Although in his lifetime, Nietzsche rejected Nazi ideology, posthumous editions of his work present him as a supporter, even a propagator, of Nazism. Some of these posthumous editions were published by his sister, a Nazi supporter.

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