While wholly enamored of the aristocratic, Hellenistic past of literary invention, the often bilious German philosopher nonetheless had no illusions about the nature of power, which does as it will and is not held in check by what we take for common values. Nietzsche may have had nothing but contempt for liberal, bourgeois society, but he did not seek to replace it with egalitarian socialism or anything of the kind. It is this sometimes jarring contrast between his seemingly rightist politics and his unsystematic dismantling of the ideological mechanisms by which state power justifies itself that make Nietzsche such a confusing philosopher, one so easily misinterpreted and misread. The most famous misreading of Nietzsche was a deliberate one, orchestrated by his anti-Semitic sister Elisabeth, friend and admirer of Hitler, who corrupted her brother's late work and adapted it to Nazi ideology. Later readings of Nietzsche, like those of the late Walter Kaufmann or Nietzsche scholar and philosopher Babette Babich , place him in dialogue with Hegel, Kant, and Aristotle, and with the Existentialists.
Only as Creators! We Artists! But why, then, do you Write? Our Ultimate Gratitude to Art. New Struggles Let us be on our Guard Origin of Knowledge
He became the youngest ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in at the age of Nietzsche died in Nietzsche's body of work touched a wide range of topics, including art, philology, history, religion, tragedy , culture, and science.