Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 5 – German Philosophers: Goethe, Nietzsche, and Heidegger
Majid Ali, M.D.
An Article of Voices From the Pre-East Course
Goethe’s Hodgepodge of Fallacy and Violence
Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749 – 1832) was a German poet, dramatists, anatomist, botanists, and statesman. He derided tenets of Christian theology and history as a “hodgepodge of fallacy and violence” He celebrated human sexuality as a subject of lofty poetic and artistic depiction.
Goethe believed in the absolute truth of whatever he wrote (and he wrote much). Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American individualists and essayist included Goethe as one of his six “representative men,” (others were Plato, Shakespeare, Goethe, Montaigne, Swedenborg, and Napolean).
World War I and World War II Bear Testimony to Nietzsche’s Truth, Don’t They?
Frederick Nietzsche (1844–1900) recognized that nihilism caused by his “modernity” was responsible for the death of God. His problem: belief in God was nihilistic and so was being an atheist. His solution: Übermensch meaning above-human, superman, superhuman, ultraman, ultrahuman, and beyond-man, You choose.”
World War I and World War Ii bear testimony to his truth, don’t they?
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) Heidegger championed Hitler’s cause publicly and seemed to think that Germans were the Nietzsche’s superhuman. In later life, privately he decried Nazism. He was considered to be an existentialist but seemed to have excused himself as well.
List of Videos
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 1 – Introduction
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 2 – With Reverence to the east and the West
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 3 – Of Darwin and Freud
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 4 – Rumi, Russel, and the River
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 5 – Goethe, Nietzsche, and Heidegger
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 6 – Akbar Azam and Aurangzeb Alaamgir
Dr. Ali’s Pre-east Course Part 7 – Medical Technology of the West, Remedies of the East,
and Healing of the Pre-East
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 8 – Infant and Child Scientists
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 9 – Buddha, Zoroaster, Confucius, and the Pre-East
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 10 – Being in Elements, Breathing, Sensing, Walking
Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 11 – Science and Philosophy of Rift Valley