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4/25/05 4:41 AM
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ruthlesstoothles
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what is Nietzsche's philosophy classified as?
4/25/05 2:21 PM
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classified how?

many consider him belonging to the continental tradition. Is that what you meant?

4/27/05 1:51 PM
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what is the continental tradition? i mean, is there a name for Nietzsche's style of philosophy? for example, existentialist.
4/27/05 10:41 PM
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usually philosophy is dived into a continental "school" and a analytic "school". I think you can say that Nietzsche belongs to the continental tradition. while philosopher like Frege, Russel, Moore, (logical positivist) Carnap, Ryle and Wittgeinstein etc are considered to belong to the analytic mafia.

It´s hard to define exactly what continental philosophy is, but you can perhaps say that it consists of not only existentialism, but also phenomenology, hermeneutics and various postmodern influences.

4/28/05 2:22 AM
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that's what i was looking for, thanks.
5/14/05 6:20 PM
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If your new to philosophy dont even think of picking up a book of his. You will just dirty his material
5/15/05 4:58 PM
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Nietzsche was much more than an existentialist
5/16/05 2:53 PM
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Go Continental!
5/21/05 1:29 AM
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dirty his material? LMAO if you can't handle nietzshe then you should probably leave your thinking to somebody else.
5/23/05 9:51 AM
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Nietzsche's philosophy is mostly self-defeating. Nothing to particularly worry about, in my opinion.
5/31/05 11:02 PM
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LMAO at you ruthless, if you read nietzche he even states in his works that dont pick up his works if you dont understand the basics of what he agrues against you will just "dirty my material with your hands" is what he himself wrote.
6/4/05 12:09 AM
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" Nietzsche's philosophy is mostly self-defeating. Nothing to particularly worry about, in my opinion." You didn't read his books, did you?
6/13/05 10:14 PM
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Nietzsche tried to sometimes separate himself from the world around him...I mean, he was basically a hermit for most of his life. Probably file under existentialism. what I like about him is that he has a good grasp on the absurdity of life.
6/14/05 7:32 AM
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ICTimer, what about all the letters he wrote and recieved? Also, as far as I know, he was a hermit to try and maintain his fragile health amongst other things. It 'hardly' needs to be said, but Nietzsche, as with most philosophers, can't be summed up by simple opinions such as the ones that ICTimer, Wrath of Heaven, and Joe Ray have expressed. A person first has to decide to take him, Nietzsche, seriously (do not mistake what I mean by seriously!!) before trying to dismiss him with simple opinions. The contrast of one's 'serious' opinion with their other/dismissing opinion... well, let's just say that it's interesting.
6/25/05 9:46 PM
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My impression of Neitzsche from all of the reading I've done is that he separated himself from the world first in order to understand what he was, in order to attempt to grasp his existence. Then he gradually tried to introduce himself back into the world as much as he could, however, he had little patience for ignorance or stupidity. The more I think about it though, I don't see Neitzsche as an existentialist in the same fashion that one would call Sartre an existentialist. Neitzsche is one philosopher, though, who people love because he's not difficult to understand and he's pretty funny at times.

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