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What can these celebrated philosophers teach us about modern living?

The sculpture "Le Penseur" (The Thinker, 1903) by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is seen in the garden of the Musee Rodin in Paris, France, November 5, 2015. After a complete restoration over the past three years, the Hotel Biron, home of the Rodin Museum since 1919, will reopen its doors to the public on November 12, 2015, the 175th birthday of the famous French sculptor.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer - PM1EBB5198R01

Here's what Melville, Nietzsche and Camus thought. Image: REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Michael Hauskeller
Professor of Philosophy, Head of Department, University of Liverpool
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Friedrich Nietzsche: ‘God is dead’.
Friedrich Nietzsche: ‘God is dead’. Image: Gustav Adolf Schultze via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: people are ‘generally stupid’.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: people are ‘generally stupid’. Image: Eugene Ivanov via Shutterstock
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Ludwig Wittgenstein: ‘Objectively there is no truth.’
Ludwig Wittgenstein: ‘Objectively there is no truth.’ Image: Portait by Moritz Nähr/Austrian National Library
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