Ideas | Sep 16, 2013 | 53:59

Friedrich Nietzsche

"God is dead. And we have killed him." These notorious words were written by the 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Through his brilliant and explosive writings, he became known as a severe critic of religion and conventional morality.

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