Nietzsche Philosophy is Full of Controversy
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) is a philosopher of unique, interesting and full of controversy. Nietzsche was born in Rocken Prussia, his birth date same with the king Friedrich Wilhelm IV ie. 15th of October. Nietzsche philosophy has side of the controversy is based on observation:
1. Nietzsche was the son of a devout priest, but himself since the age of 20 years proclaimed that "God is dead". This can be seen in his primary work “Also Sprach Zarathustra”. This book was written in exile in the mountains of Alp, namely in Sils Maria. three parts of this book was written in just 30 days. While the fourth part was published in 1892 when he suffered from mental illness.
2. Nietzsche was raised by his mother with great tenderness and indulgence, but in fact Nietzsche's very anti-woman.
3. Since childhood, Nietzsche was always sickly, weak and rather solitary in his room, and even tended to paranoid. But his thinking showed high vitality. that man as us in eschatological toward UeberMensch (superman) that having Wille zur Macht. Humans today are still at the stage Ueberaffe (a notch higher beings from apes), and the continuation of Uebersein (something more than a creature).
4. In essence, Nietzsche argued that the history of mankind and the world will reach its zenith-point with his eschatological concept ie Uebermensch. But in other respects he says that everything is cyclical like the "a sand clock" that continues to spin.
However, Nietzsche's view of the "death of God" is very different from the "death of God" version of Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980), a French existentialist. Nietzsche argued about the "death of God" in a very touching as illustrated in his book namely Die frochliche Wissenschaft. While Sartre described the "death of God" with praise such as illustrated in the drama script of Le Diable et le bon Dieu.
There are many unique and controversies of Nietzsche philosophy. We will describe it on other occasions. In addition, these are other works of Nietzsche such as Jenseit von Gut und Bose (1886), Zur Geneologie der Moral (1887) and Gotzendammerung (1889). To enrich your knowledge of philosophy, we encourage you to read the other topics that Greek Philosophy in this blog.