Biography of Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 and died on August 25, 1900. He was a 19th-century German philosopher. Nietzsche wrote critiques of morality, religion, contemporary culture, science, and philosophy, using a distinctive form and showing fondness for aphorism.
Today, Nietzsche's influence remains great within and beyond the realm of philosophy, most notably in postmodernism and existentialism. Nietzsche's work includes interpreting tragedy as an affirmation of life, an eternal recurrence that has fallen into numerous interpretations, and a reversal of Platonism in which appearance is placed "as goal".
Nietzsche started his career as a philologist before turning to philosophy. At 24, he became Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel; however, resigned in 1879 due to health problems and would be plagued by them for the rest of his life. In 1889, he showed symptoms of serious mental illness and lived the rest of his years in the care of his sister and mother until his death in 1900.
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