Short Talk

Nietzsche, Foucault, Postmodernism, and the Death of Humanity


Nietzsche, subsequent existentialists, Foucault, and other postmodernists have contributed to the secular assault on the Judeo-Christian sanctity-of-life ethic.  Nietzsche had utter contempt for the masses of humanity and argued that Superman figures should oppress and even eradicate those deemed inferior.  Foucault admitted that the Nietzschean death of God also meant the death of humanity, and Foucault glamorized suicide as a result.  Both existentialists and postmodernists reject any human rights or objective morality.