Tag Archives: Friedrich Nietzsche

In Praise of German Culture

My father was a Germanophile even though we haven’t any family history rooted in the Germanic peoples, except for a Dutch ancestor who emigrated to Nieuw Amsterdam in the 17th Century. Dad belonged to the German Club at the University of … Continue reading

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Friedrich Nietzsche on God, Christianity, The Enlightenment, Rationality, Science, Truth, and Especially About Words & Language

In my early years I associated Nietzsche’s name with the phrase “God is dead,” but I didn’t know if he was supposed to be celebrating this assertion or decrying it, or something else entirely. In the early 1980s, when having a … Continue reading

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