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Friedrich Nietzsche

Iconic Philosopher of 19th Century

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher who became extremely influential after his death. He unearthed deep assumptions underlying social conventions and was a vehement critic of Christianity.

Friedrich Nietzsche's Opinions

Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man.
01 Jan 1878    Source

Natural death is destitute of rationality. It is really irrational death, for the pitiable substance of the shell determines how long the kernel shall exist. The pining, sottish prison-warder decides the hour at which his noble prisoner is to die. ... The enlightened regulation and control of death belongs to the morality of the future. At present religion makes it seem immoral, for religion presupposes that when the time for death comes, God gives the command.
01 Jan 1880    Source

...an error called "responsibility" [rests] on an error called "freedom of the will." Those evil actions which outrage us most today are based on the error that that man who harms us has free will, that is, that he had the choice not to do this bad thing to us. This belief in his choice arouses hatred, thirst for revenge, spite, the whole deterioration of our imagination; whereas we get much less angry at an animal because we consider it irresponsible.
01 Jan 1878    Source

At first we call particular acts good or evil without any consideration of their motives... ...then we assign the goodness or evil to the motives... [Then we] go even further and cease to give to the particular motive the predicate good or evil, but give it rather to the whole nature of a man... Ultimately we discover that his nature cannot be responsible either, in that it is itself an inevitable consequence, an outgrowth of the elements and influences of past and present things...
01 Jan 1878    Source

Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.
01 Jan 1878    Source

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
01 Jan 1895    Source

I condemn Christianity; I bring against the Christian church the most terrible of all the accusations that an accuser has ever had in his mouth. It is, to me, the greatest of all imaginable corruptions; it seeks to work the ultimate corruption, the worst possible corruption. The Christian church has left nothing untouched by its depravity; it has turned every value into worthlessness, and every truth into a lie, and every integrity into baseness of soul.
01 Jan 1888    Source

Mostly Disagree
The Christian concept of a god — the god as the patron of the sick, the god as a spinner of cobwebs, the god as a spirit — is one of the most corrupt concepts that has ever been set up in the world: it probably touches low-water mark in the ebbing evolution of the god-type.
01 Jan 1888    Source

Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Friedrich Nietzsche and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Friedrich Nietzsche's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Bertrand Russell
Iconic Philosopher of 20th Century
93% agreement / 4 opinions

Paul Z. Myers
Biology Professor
87% agreement / 2 opinions

Ricky Gervais
Comedian, Creator of The Office
87% agreement / 2 opinions

Benjamin Franklin
Founding Father of United States
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Johann Hari
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Steven Pinker
Psychology Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
62% agreement / 2 opinions

Bill Maher
Political T.V. Host, Comedian
62% agreement / 2 opinions

David Foster Wallace
Novelist, Essayist, English Professor
62% agreement / 2 opinions

James Randi
Magician, Illusionist, Writer, Skeptic
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Steven Novella
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Julia Gillard
Prime Minister, Australia
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Eliezer Yudkowsky
Artificial Intelligence Researcher
50% agreement / 4 opinions

Albert Mohler
President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
50% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Disagree
The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
25% agreement / 5 opinions

Ayn Rand
Philosopher, Novelist
37% agreement / 2 opinions

Michio Kaku
Physics Professor
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Iconic Philosopher of 20th Century
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Ron Paul
U.S. Politician, Libertarian
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Kenneth Miller
Biology Professor, Christian
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Barack Obama
United States President
12% agreement / 2 opinions

Osama Bin Laden
Former Leader of Al Qaeda
12% agreement / 2 opinions

Kevin Rudd
Australian Prime Minister, 2007-2010
12% agreement / 2 opinions

Adolf Hitler
Leader of Nazi Party
0% agreement / 1 opinions

G. K. Chesterton
Famous 20th Century Writer
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Immanuel Kant
Iconic Philosopher of 18th Century
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Friedrich Nietzsche's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Friedrich Nietzsche typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
Medium Agree Is free will an illusion?
Medium Agree Can we handle the truth?
Low Disagree Are our enemies innately evil?
Low Agree Would the world be better off without the Catholic Church?
Low Agree Do we work unnecessarily long hours?

Nonconforming Opinions

Friedrich Nietzsche's nonconforming opinions are opinions that contradict the group of experts and influencers Friedrich Nietzsche typically agrees with.

Coverage Group Answer Expert Answer Question
High Disagree Mostly Disagree Does God exist?

Projected Opinions

Friedrich Nietzsche's projected opinions are opinions Friedrich Nietzsche is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
Medium Agree Should atheists directly challenge religious beliefs?
Medium Neutral Can science prove or disprove the existence of God?
Low Disagree Does religion encourage good behavior?
Low Disagree Is God just?
Low Disagree Do we have an immaterial soul?
Low Disagree Does astrology work (is personality correlated with the positions of celestial bodies at birth)?
Low Neutral Is it ethical to eat meat?
Low Mostly Disagree Is a technological singularity likely?
Low Neutral Is "ought" derived from "is"?