Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche s most accessible and influential philosophical work misquoted misrepresented brilliantly original and enormously influential Thus Spoke Zarathustra is translated from the Germ

  • Title: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  • Author: Friedrich Nietzsche Walter Kaufmann
  • ISBN: 9780140047486
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Friedrich Nietzsche s most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is translated from the German by R.J Hollingdale in Penguin Classics Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his mFriedrich Nietzsche s most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is translated from the German by R.J Hollingdale in Penguin Classics Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor Nietzsche s utterance God is dead , his insistence that the meaning of life is to be found in purely human terms, and his doctrine of the Superman and the will to power were all later seized upon and unrecognisably twisted by, among others, Nazi intellectuals With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious pieties or meek submission to authority, but in an all powerful life force passionate, chaotic and free Frederich Nietzsche 1844 1900 became the chair of classical philology at Basel University at the age of 24 until his bad health forced him to retire in 1879 He divorced himself from society until his final collapse in 1899 when he became insane A powerfully original thinker, Nietzsche s influence on subsequent writers, su

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