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Also sprach Zarathustra was conceived and written by Friedrich Nietzsche during the years 1881-1885; the first three Parts were published in 1883 and 1884. The book formed part of his campaign against morality, in which Nietzsche explored the ethical consequences of the death of God.

Heavily critical not only of Christian values but also of their modern replacements, Thus Spoke Zarathustra argues for a new value-system based around the prophecy of the Ubermensch, or Superman. Its appropriation by the National Socialist movement in Germany early in the twentieth century has tainted its reputation unjustly; but there are signs that the rehabilitation of Nietzsche, and of this, his most incendiary work, is almost complete.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Philip | 2/19/2014

    " He says some interesting things in the short quotes part of the book. Overall though the tone and subject matters of much of his writings in this book makes him sound like a whiny teenage philosopher that has some issues with females. The book "Thus Spoke Zathura" raises some interesting points and is done in a such a tone that makes it seem authoritative on the issues, but it lacks enough logical development to reach those conclusions. Maybe it is because some of these ideas are much more developed today and more familiar, but even so I was expecting something much more interesting from someone that had so much influence on modern thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric | 1/31/2014

    " The funnest (that's right, I said funnest) philosophy book ever written!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny Samuel | 1/27/2014

    " What philosophy dork does not love this collection? Especially handy for anyone who is new to philosophy, or the writers of the existentialist movement (for lack of better word). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Spoust1 | 1/27/2014

    " Walter Kaufmann is the man responsible for Nietzsche studies in the English speaking world, and the collection he edited of Nietzsche's writings is outstanding. The book has several complete works: "Thus Spoke Zarathustra," Nietzsche's opus about the philosopher-king character Zarathustra; "Antichrist" and "Twilight of the Idols," both shorter, more mature works; "Ecce Homo," Nietzsche's exceedingly narcissistic study on himself; and "Nietzsche Contra Wagner," which is self-explanatory. The book also has selections from almost all of Nietzsche's other works, as well as selections from his notebooks and letters. So the book is not without "The Madman" passage from "The Gay Science," nor is it without the essay "Truth and Lies in an Extra-moral Sense," which, if read closely, contains the whole of Foucault's corpus. Kaufmann has provided extensive footnotes that allow one to keep up with Nietzsche's often subtle references as well as the nuances that do not translate from German to English. "

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