Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and a Fall From Grace

Schopenhauer inspired a young Nietzsche. Then it all went wrong. What happened?

The underrated — and oft overlooked — relationship between Nietzsche and Schopenhauer offers an insightful look into Nietzsche’s thought system.

The elder Schopenhauer (who died five years before Nietzsche even read The World as Will and Representation) had no direct contact with…