Friedrich Nietzsche/Name Game

Learning Project SummaryEdit

While this lesson takes a light hearted look at the variation in the pronunciation of Friedrich Nietzsche's surname it raises issues of identity, meaning, knowledge and the nature of the author.

  • Suggested Prerequisites:
    • A sense of humor
    • An opinion
  • Time investment:
    • "I regard profound problems as I do a cold bath - quick in, quick out."

Learning ActivityEdit

Explore the resources and feel free to add new ones.

Ask friends, family and random strangers how they pronounce Nietzsche.

Start a debate about the possibility of providing a definitive pronunciation for Nietzsche's surname.

Undertake one of the assessment activities.



  • Submit a recording of your chosen pronunciation.
  • Mark up your chosen pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
  • Compose an appropriate limerick.
  • Pen an aphorism that explores the pronunciation.
  • Submit any questions and answers this activity has provoked.
  • Comment on the assignments that have been submitted to the site.

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Submitted AssessmentsEdit

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