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Friedrich Nietzsche: God Is Dead

October 27, 2021

Friedrich Nietzsche’s most famous utterance is “God is Dead”. He felt that the repercussions of this were huge, but that it had not been fully comprehended by people yet. […]

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Übermensch: The Future of Humanity

October 25, 2021

Übermensch, as Nietzsche saw it, was a man not bound by conventional morality. It wasn’t necessarily a male and wasn’t genetically superior either. It was an individual who could, through his will power, master his own self. […]

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Mark Twain and the Morality of Huckleberry Finn

October 5, 2021

Huck was wrought by his conscience believing that freeing his friend, Jim, was a crime. He is humane enough to sense that condemning people to chattel slavery cannot be right. And yet, his Victorian morality dictates that he do so. […]

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The Manichean Dualism of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

October 5, 2021

The most surprising element of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address was the lack of blame game. He believed both the South and the North to be equally complicit when it came to the sin of slavery. He saw it as a theodicy question about the justness of God and saw the civil war as a theological punishment. […]

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