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Nietzsche vs. Heidegger on “The Will to Power” vs. “Meditative Thinking”

Peter Kreeft

April 28, 2023


In lecture 9, Dr. Kreeft discusses Nietzsche, whose views on truth and meaning created something of a catastrophe in the history of philosophy. Heidegger tried to dig his way out of the ruins created by Nietzsche by appealing to what he called Sein—“Being itself.”

In this lecture series, Dr. Peter Kreeft examines key ideas in philosophy by comparing and contrasting two representative philosophers in each episode.

To learn more about these philosophers and the other major philosophers who helped shape the world, check out Dr. Kreeft’s book series, “Socrates’ Children: An Introduction to Philosophy from the 100 Greatest Philosophers.”