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May 29, 2021
Nietzsche and Madness – A Descent into the Depths
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In January of 1889, the great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche went mad. One year later, Nietzsche’s friend Peter Gast visited him in a mental asylum in Jena. He wrote the following:  “He did not look very ill…I believe Nietzsche would be just about as grateful to his rescuers as somebody who has jumped into the water […]

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