Episode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: "Twilight of the Idols" (Part One)

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Dec 4, 201755m
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Episode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: "Twilight of the Idols" (Part One)
Dec 4 '1755m
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On Friedrich Nieztsche's 1888 book summarizing his thought and critiquing the founding myths of his society. He defends "spiritualized" instinct and frenzied creativity, but also Napoleon and war. We try to figure out what kind of social critic he'd be today. Would we actually like him?

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