- Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm 1844-1900. German philosopher just who reasoned that Christianity's emphasis on the afterlife tends to make its believers less able to handle earthly life. He argued the perfect human, the Übermensch, can channel interests creatively as opposed to suppressing all of them. Their penned works include past Good and Evil (1886) and therefore Spake Zarathustra (1883-1892).
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- important German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his getting rejected of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)