[Revised entry by R. Lanier Anderson on May 19, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) was a German philosopher and cultural critic who published intensively in the 1870s and 1880s. He is famous for uncompromising criticisms of traditional European morality and religion, as well as of conventional philosophical ideas and social and political pieties associated with modernity. Many of these criticisms rely on psychological diagnoses that expose false consciousness infecting people’s received ideas; for that reason, he is often associated with a group of late modern thinkers…
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