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Nietzsche has displaced Peter Singer as my most hated philosopher. This term I am taking existentialism, so I have to study the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, who is one of the four most influential philosophers in existentialism. Nietzsche’s philosophy ten times worse than Peter Singer. Although both of them are nuts and their thoughts does not make any sense, at least Peter Singer’s argument is well constructed and easy to follow. The work of Nietzsche is very unorganized, his writing style deliberately confuse his readers. His books do not look like normal philosophy titles, it is more like random scribble from a mad man. Oh! By the way, Nietzsche has mental problem in his final years.

My professor is trying her best to teach Nietzsche’s philosophy in a structural manner, but I think his thoughts is too a big mess to study. Most of his philosophy come from his rebellion against Christianity. Too bad he learn Christianity from his father who was a Lutheran priest. So Nietzsche has some very deep misunderstanding about Christianity. Looks like his own philosophy is just attacking a straw man of Christianity. If Nietzsche had learn the real Christianity, he would have no to rebel against Christianity and probably happy with the theology explanations. If that was the case, my course would be a lot easier, as I don’t have to struggle in understanding his books.

It seems many so-call great philosophers have bad philosophy simply because they misunderstood some very fundamental concepts.  Nietzsche’s philosophy is totally non-sense because he get Christianity wrong.  Peter Singer’s philosophy is pure BS because he got the idea of happiness and suffering wrong.  Marx’s political philosophy turn into the biggest failure in social experiment of human history because he got some very basic idea of economics wrong,

3 comments to Nietzsche

  • trishama

    Sometimes, there is no right or wrong answers in philosophy. All it matters are the facts that one perceives!

    I still remember the story of Huis Clois (Sartre) after studying in first year university… it makes feel very sad. It is almost hopeless and there is no exit in life! I cannot live like this!!

    In fact, I hate people wasting their time and energy for writing numerous articles on losing hope… it is like self-suicide to me! Can you imagine living with someone like this?!?

  • As a believer in objectivity, there are right or wrong answers in philosophy. Those that are closer to the Truth is the right answer, vice versa it’s wrong. It’s the existentialism think that all it matters are one’s perceptive, and this kind of thought is a thin line from nihilism, which s no hope and sad.

  • trishama

    Yes, I agree with you at some point. However, in academic philosophy – is there real Truth? Isn’t it all about relativity in this world??

    However, I believe that in our minds, we create the world that we live in. This is out of free choice too! Whether be little kids, or big adults like us, we choose to have a good will, or a bad will. I think that Nietzsche’s work is the ultimate denial of Christian hope, faith, and love.

    So forget about it… (as my brain can’t handle anymore pukey stuff)

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