Friedrich Nietzsche (AD 1844-1900) was a German philosopher and atheist who loved music and sought to affirm the goodness of existence in all its complexity. He criticized what he took to be failures in modernity and in the Western world more generally. Instead of love of neighbor, a directive he associated with both Christianity and Plato, Nietzsche made power supreme. Seminarians engage his thought in 19th and 20th Century Philosophy.