An interesting article on Nietzsche: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/01/24 ... -nietzche/
The television show Jeopardy drove me to Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament. On reading it an idea came to me that this Book could be the source of some of Nietzsche's ideas about God and the absurdity of life.
Kant may also have drawn from Ecclesiastes. There is a passage that reads "You can't straighten out what is crooked" 1.15
. That may have led to his famous statement about the crooked timber of man.
The Jeopardy clue that sent me to Ecclesiastes was: "Ecclesiastes says a man hath no better thing under the sun than to do these three hedonistic things." The question: What is eat, drink and be merry ?8.15
. Some values, eh?