07

May

2010

Nietzsche: A Philosophy in Context

 

'A Philosophical Biography Friedrich Nietzsche' by Julian Young‘Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Julian Young in The New York Times Book Review: Whether we acknowledge it or not, we continue to live within the intellectual shadow cast by Nietzsche. Postmodernism, deconstructionism, cultural relativism, the “free spirit” scorning bourgeois morality, even New Age festivals like Burning Man can all ultimately be traced to him… Young appropriately underlines the notion that postmodernism, with its embrace of diversity in values, is no different from the 19th-century modernism that Nie¬tzsche hated. Read on…

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