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Disillusionment and Withdrawal

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 3042 words.

‘Disillusionment and Withdrawal’ first considers Untimely Meditations, a collection of four meditations on David Strauss, the practice of historiography, and celebrations of the genius of...

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Joel Myerson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education; Philosophy. 4989 words.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (25 May 1803–27 April 1882), lecturer and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of William Emerson, a Congregational minister, and Ruth Haskins. Ralph was...

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Godwin, William (1756–1836), philosopher and novelist

Mark Philp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 6583 words.

Godwin, William (1756–1836), philosopher and novelist, was born on 3 March 1756 at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, the seventh of thirteen children of John Godwin (1723–1772), a dissenting...

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Hoffer, Eric

James T. Baker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education; Philosophy. 958 words.

Hoffer, Eric (25 July 1902–20 May 1983), social philosopher and longshoreman, was born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Alsatian immigrants whose names are unknown. He spoke German...

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The Image of Nietzsche

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 2052 words.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher, almost wholly neglected during his sane life. ‘The Image of Nietzsche’ highlights the immense impact of his work after his death....

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Lamont, Corliss

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education; Philosophy. 1303 words.

Lamont, Corliss (28 March 1902–26 April 1995), writer and philosopher, was born in Englewood, New Jersey, the son of Thomas Lamont, chairman of the Morgan Bank on Wall Street, and Florence...

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Lane, Rose Wilder

Jennifer Burns.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online March 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Education; Philosophy; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1273 words.

Lane, Rose Wilder (05 December 1886–30 October 1968), a popular magazine writer, novelist, children's author, and noted libertarian thinker, was born near De Smet in the Dakota Territory...

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Lin Yutang

A. Owen Aldridge.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1738 words.

Lin Yutang (10 October 1895–26 March 1976), novelist, linguist, and philosopher, was born Lin Ho-lok in Amoy, Fukien Province, China, the son of Lin Chi-shing, a Presbyterian minister, and...

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Masters and Slaves

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 2566 words.

‘Masters and Slaves’ discusses The Genealogy of Morals (GM), a sequel to Beyond Good and Evil. It is Nietzsche's most profound attempt to make sense of suffering, and of how other people...

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Morality and its Discontents

in Nietzsche

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); 19th-Century Philosophy. 4755 words.

Nietzsche's fundamental concern throughout his life was to plot the relationship between suffering and culture, or cultures. ‘Morality and its Discontents’ shows that correlative with this...

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