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  1. #1 Why isnt Nietzsche more reknown? 
    Forum Ph.D. Raziell's Avatar
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    At uni we just completed a course in philosophy where they talked about "the most important philosophers" of all time and their views.

    Why isnt Nietzsche more accepted on an academic level? Talking especially in moral philosophy. He seems to be only one who sees humanity for what it is kinda. He may be extremely cynical, but as I see it - he seeks truth regardless of "personal comfort".

    A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it. - David Stevens
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    Agreed. Nietzsche is above and beyond most philosophers, imo. He basically created existentialism without naming it.

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    i wonder whether the false adoption by Hitler of what he thought were Nietzsche's ideas have something to do with it ?
    despite the fact that Nietzsche would have disowned Hitler if he had been alive at the time, the association may be seen as some sort of stain by later philosophers
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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