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    Hamlet: to be or not to be who one is
    with Eva Cybulska
    Existenz 11 22-30. 2016.
    Abstract: This essay examines the thoughts and actions of the eponymous hero Hamlet of Shakespeare's tragedy from the perspective of existential philosophy. The death of his father, the prompt remarriage of his mother and Ophelia's rejection of his love are interpreted as Jaspersian boundary situations. Burdened with the responsibility to avenge his father's murder, Hamlet faces an existential dilemma of either being a dutiful son or being true to himself. As he loses faith in the goodness of th…Read more
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    Nietzsche Contra God: A battle within
    Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 16 (1-2): 1-12. 2016.
    Nietzsche’s name has become almost synonymous with militant atheism. Born into a pious Christian family, this son of a Lutheran pastor declared himself the Antichrist. But could this have been yet another of his masks of hardness? Nietzsche rarely revealed his innermost self in the published writings, and this can be gleaned mainly from his private letters and the accounts of friends. These sources bring to light the philosopher’s inner struggle with his own, deeply religious nature.Losing his f…Read more
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    Nietzsche’s Eternal Return: Unriddling the Vision, A Psychodynamic Approach
    Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 13 (1): 1-13. 2013.
    This essay is an interpretation of Nietzsche’s enigmatic idea of the Eternal Return of the Same in the context of his life rather than of his philosophy. Nietzsche never explained his ‘abysmal thought’ and referred to it directly only in a few passages of his published writings, but numerous interpretations have been made in secondary literature. None of these, however, has examined the significance of this thought for Nietzsche, the man. The idea belongs to a moment of ecstasy which Nietzsche e…Read more
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    Freud's Burden of Debt to Nietzsche and Schopenhauer
    Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 15 (2): 1-15. 2015.
    This paper addresses the questions raised by the evidence presented that many cardinal psycho-analytic notions bear a strong resemblance to the ideas of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. In the process, the author considers not only that the 19th century Zeitgeist, given its preoccupation with the unconscious, created a fertile ground for the birth of psychoanalysis, but the influence on the Weltanschauung of Freud, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche of their common German cultural heritage, their shared admi…Read more
  •  68
    Nietzsche's Übermensch: A Glance behind the Mask of Hardness
    Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 15 (1): 1-13. 2015.
    Nietzsche's notion of the Übermensch is one of his most famous. While he himself never defined or explained what he meant by it, many philosophical interpretations have been offered in secondary literature. None of these, however, has examined the significance of the notion for Nietzsche the man, and this essay therefore attempts to address this gap.The idea of the Übermensch occurred to Nietzsche rather suddenly in the winter of 1882-1883, when his life was in turmoil after yet another deep per…Read more
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    Nietzsche’s Übermensch
    Philosophy Now 93 10-12. 2012.
  •  30
    Nietzsche (review)
    Philosophy Now 86 6-9. 2011.
  •  42
    Nietzsche (review)
    Philosophy Now 86 6-9. 2011.
  •  46
    Oedipus: A Thinker at the Crossroads
    Philosophy Now 75 18-21. 2009.
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