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Fatal Instinct

The Thousand-Year Gap in Nietzsche's Education & Our Modern Sickness by Craig Payne

This essay began its life as a presentation to the Midwest Conference of the Society of Christian Philosophers in 2016, the same conference at which Richard Swinburne stirred up a bit of a kerfuffle by using the word "disability" with reference to homosexuality—a usage to which I will return. In this paper, originally titled "The Anti-Nietzsche: Advocating for a Thomistic Culture," I express my indebtedness to Alasdair MacIntyre, but such a debt is obvious by the title itself. Any time you see the names of Nietzsche and Thomas Aquinas side by side, you know the author is referring to MacIntyre's After Virtue. . . .

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