Nietzsche’s Übermench

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Nietzsche speaks of a rising tide of atheism and society’s inability to fill the void religion had left. He prescribes the ‘Übermench’, or ‘Overman’, who fights to rise above the masses and lead society to its next stage of evolution. “The Übermench shall be the meaning of the earth… Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman – a rope over an abyss.”