Thus Spake Zarathustra

    • 4.0 • 102 Ratings

Publisher Description

19th-century literary and philosophical masterpiece introduces the controversial doctrine of the Ubermensch, or "superman," a term later perverted by Nazi propagandists. A provocative work that was designed to inspire readers to transcend the limitations of conventional morality.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
1899
December 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
455
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
435
KB

Customer Reviews

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paradise1999 ,

Ambitious but vague for modern readers

Heard it suit someone in agony or lost. The wording and format keeps reminding me of the Bible, due to its rhetorical beauty and the focus on humanity (comparing to other philosophical work that focus on deductions and reasoning); while the content shifts from praising the god to men, Zarathustra is suspiciously comparable to Jesus Christ in a lot of places. For example, the writer attempted in liberating humans’ thought/capabilities by constantly projecting the “virtue” on one single person, and setting him object to, in the book, the mass majority (or people not enlightened). Even though I loathe praising a martyr in literature (moral coercion is never a good way to persuade me personally), the book worth a read for it’s metaphor and story, because those a a lot easier to be absorbed in a relaxed set ups.

Guido51 ,

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The translation is old and the language is quite antiquated. Makes a tough read that much harder. The notes at the end leave a lot to be desired. For instance his handling of Eternal Recurrence leaves out a huge ethical component if the doctrine in the way that it relates to the overman (superman). The end of the notes states that they are not in a final form, but since they are dated 1905 I doubt we will see them updated.

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