Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher.
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Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher who is sometimes referenced on Heroes.
Friedrich Nietzsche, born in 1844 was a philosopher who wrote about religion, morality, culture, philosophy, and science. Some of his main assertions include tragedy as validation of life, an eternal return, and a rejection of Christianity, democracy, and socialism. Between 1883 and 1885, Nietzsche wrote Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which in part deals with the idea of the "prophecy" of the Übermensch. Thus Spoke Zarathustra contends that "man is something which ought to be overcome", and posits that the Übermensch is the goal that humanity should set for itself. The Übermensch is sometimes translated as "overman", "superman", or "superhuman".
Nietzsche suffered a mental breakdown in 1890 and died in 1900.
In chapter 6 of Slow Burn, Josh asks Draph what he's been up to, and if he's still trying to save the world. Draph says that he is working on his dissertation about Nietzsche's Overman theory. Even though Draph says that Josh would like it, Josh says he doesn't want to be a lab rat.
- In a deleted scene from Nothing to Hide, as seen on the Season One DVD, Claire holds a copy of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra as she discusses the nature of her ability with Lyle.
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