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Regardless of the ways humanity has evolved towards intellectual perfection the conflicts of history will continue to be analyzed and examined for the everlasting cause of conflict Most of these historical events tend to resemble a progressive movement in philosophical thinking Perhaps the most controversial conflict of history came with the anti-Semitist views of Adolph Hitler and the Nazism that was brought forth as the direct cause of World War II The mass hysteria of Nazi philosophy spread among Germans as fast as concentration camps spread upon the lands of central Europe Common German literature at the time resided with the German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Nietzsche was often a supplemental philosophical reference used by Hitler through his methodological propaganda However the degree of the extent in which Nietzsche was a direct influence on Nazism as well as Nietzsches involvement with the Nazi party has been debated since the conclusion of World War II In order to analyze Nietzsches critique of anti-Semitism one must delve within the paradox of Nietzsches existentialism The essays written by Nietzsche in the last five years of his sane life are suffused with contempt for the broad masses of humanity Malthusian diatribes against equality and inferior humanity hymns of praise to militarism and the merits of war together with his advocacy of the overman the bermensch All of these aspects of Nietzsches philosophy were frequently discussed by Hitler as a method of gaining political backing However Hitlers most common methods were the teachings of Zarathustra Zarathustras most basic contention is the sweeping rejection of all metaphysics--of the idea that there is a real world behind the physical world a transcendent world beyond the world of the senses For Zarathustra there is only one world and that world is essentially physical Zarathustra is a materialist monist in other words he rejects dualism in its philosophical as well as in its religious forms Plato Descartes or Kant are as unacceptable
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