Friedrich Nietzsche
#28 Overall Influence

Friedrich Nietzsche

German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist


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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, and philologist whose work has exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24. Nietzsche resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life; he completed much of his core writing in the following decade. In 1889, at age 44, he suffered a collapse and afterward a complete loss of his mental faculties. He lived his remaining years in the care of his mother until her death in 1897 and then with his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche. Nietzsche died in 1900.

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University of Bonn
University of Bonn

Public research university located in Bonn, Germany

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Leipzig University
Leipzig University

University in Leipzig, Germany

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University of Basel
University of Basel

University in Basel, Switzerland

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • The Gay Science
  • On the Use and Abuse of History for Life
  • On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense
  • Idyllen aus Messina
  • Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks
  • Beyond Good and Evil
  • Dionysian-Dithyrambs
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  • On the Genealogy of Morality
  • The Dawn
  • Nietzsche contra Wagner
  • The Antichrist
  • Nietzsche's philosophical context: an intellectual biography
  • Letzter Wille
  • The Will to Power
  • The Birth of Tragedy
  • Human, All Too Human
  • Homer and the classical philology
  • Ecce Homo
  • Notes de la Maladie
  • The Case of Wagner
  • Twilight of the Idols

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