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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fredrich Nietzsche Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 1/25/2014

    " Nietzsche is dead. Seriously though, worth the read but just can't agree "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ned | 1/3/2014

    " some of the Walter Kauffman translations "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shrinham undead | 12/27/2013

    " This really helps for further Nietzsche reading and understand. Otherwise, I would have been rather lost to say the least! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Koedy | 12/12/2013

    " Kaufmann is the best translation of Nietzsche i've seen, this is an excellent composite of Nietzsche's work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 12/11/2013

    " The book puts enough of Nietzsche's works under one cover to give a pretty complete picture of his views. It seems as if he was always unhappy and unsatisfied. I'm glad to have made it through the book so that now I can say I know who he was, other than that, I didn't enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denae | 8/24/2013

    " An excellent collection. Walter Kaufmann is absolutely my favorite translator of Nietzsche. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Gardner | 7/18/2013

    " The best introduction to Nietzsche, in the most reliable translation possible. I have read this book so many times and have scribbled so many notes in the margins that it is falling apart. Honestly, one of my favourite books of all time! Check it out and be ready to be blown away! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/6/2012

    " some many peoples' behaviors make sense after reading this... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chet | 10/4/2012

    " Do not read as a basis for or against anything. Your views will be challenged and Nietzsche will make you grow intellectually. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Plante | 7/25/2012

    " Amazing. I wish I could read Thus spoke Zarathustra in German, or rather, as Neitzsche wished he had written it, in French. I know we miss out on a lot of the word play in the English version. Anyway, can't wait to read this again in 10 years when I've, hopefully, gained a bit more wisdom. ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate B | 7/12/2012

    " My favourite philosopher. Essential Nietzsche. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Kelly | 7/6/2012

    " This was the edition that put the final nail in the coffin of my christianity. Good days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janardhan Prabhakara | 6/11/2012

    " Haven't found a more coherent organization of Nietzche material! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared | 5/19/2012

    " This was great for a wide variety of Nietzsche's stuff, but I didn't give it 5 stars because there was hardly any material from The Gay Science, Beyond Good and Evil, and Ecce Homo. Other than that, its a pretty great compilation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 V | 3/13/2012

    " I still look through my well marked copy often. This is an excellent intro (much of his most noted work excerpts or in full) to various Nietzsche works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 2/9/2012

    " It's alright if you like will-to-power philosophy, much like Hitler did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clara-marie | 8/27/2011

    " i love this book ....it totally changed the way i look at certain things ..i will surely read it again in my life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louis | 5/18/2011

    " A book to read and re-read. Beautiful ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thadd | 5/17/2011

    " Too much telling, not enough showing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 joe | 5/6/2011

    " is it possible to rid yourself of the culture you have been raised in? do we relive our lives? inspiring and depressing at the same time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 4/21/2011

    " Teve passagens que me encantaram mas muitas delas pouco percebi... Segundo consta, não é por este livro que se deve começar a ler Nietzche, os outros são precisos para contextualizar e perceber as parábolas e metáforas que abundam no Zarathustra. Vou continuar a ler Nietzche, sem dúvida. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Friedrich | 4/15/2011

    " unexplainable without reading his other works "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 4/10/2011

    " The only book you will ever need to read. The key is to read it often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ecatarina | 4/8/2011

    " This book was very difficult to get through but did really help me a great deal. The illusion of stars in Nietzsche's work is great for those who see them selves as having a greater calling. I would suggest working through this with a group or a class. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jed | 4/7/2011

    " Need to sit down with Friedrich and find out what the hell this book is about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diego | 3/7/2011

    " La obra mas importante de Friederich Nietzche donde se condensa todo su pensamiento y filosofía sobre la voluntad de poder y el súper hombre, indispensable leerlo como parte fundamental de la filosofía del siglo XIX. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Qi | 2/27/2011

    " This is written in the style of Bible and just as hard to interpret as the former. I am clearly not ready for this before diving into other more basic work by Nietzsche. "

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