Friedrich Nietzsche’s Superman, a Child of Darwin


Jerry Bergman*

The life and worldwide influence of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was researched, stressing the effect of Darwinism on Nietzsche’s worldview and, in turn, Nietzsche’s impact on academic and world leaders such as Adolf Hitler. The reasons why Nietzsche saw Christianity as the antithesis of his philosophy were discussed in some detail. It was concluded that Nietzsche was a tragic figure, a disciple of Darwin, and a supporter of eugenics who, as a whole, had a very negative influence on society