As he put it in Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Request removal from index. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? Great ideas in philosophy often come in dense packages. Science and Wissenschaft, Leidenschaft and Music. But when Zarathustra was alone, he spoke thus to his heart: It has, by changing its being, totally and completely shattered itself.
Are we as a society at risk for nihilism?
Nietzsche used the phrase to sum up the effect and consequence that the Age of Enlightenment had had on the centrality of the concept of God within Western European civilizationwhich had been essentially Christian in character since the later Roman Empire. That source of meaning without belief is gone. The most famous among them, Parmenides, was born about B.