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Name:  Richard Lawrence Schacht  

Pen Name: Richard Schacht, Professor Richard Schacht

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1941 in Racine, Wisconsin


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Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Richard Schacht is a philosopher and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a renowned expert on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, is the editor of International Nietzsche Studies and is Executive Director of the North American Nietzsche Society. His philosophical interests include continental philosophy, particularly Friedrich Nietzsche and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and concepts such as human nature, alienation, and value theory.Along with the books he has written, he has also edited several books including ''Nietzsche: Selections''; ''Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality''; and ''Human, All Too Human''.

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