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Thus Spoke Zarathustra|Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra : A Book for None and All
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Friedrich Nietzsche's most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential

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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780140047486
  • ISBN-10: 0140047484
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: March 1978
  • Dimensions: 7.78 x 5.08 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.54 pounds
  • Page Count: 352
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP