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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche’s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. Thus Spake Zarathustra is a work composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such as the “eternal recurrence of the same”, the parable on the “death of God”, and the “prophecy” of the Overman, which were first introduced in The Gay Science. Described by Nietzsche himself as “the deepest ever written”, the book is a dense and esoteric treatise on philosophy and morality, featuring as protagonist a fictionalized Zarathustra. A central irony of the text is that the style of the Bible is used by Nietzsche to present ideas of his which fundamentally oppose Judaeo-Christian morality and tradition.

Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None by Friedrich Nietzsche Loyal Books

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche’s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. Thus Spake Zarathustra is a work composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such as the “eternal recurrence of the same”, the parable on the “death of God”, and the “prophecy” of the Overman, which were first introduced in The Gay Science. Described by Nietzsche himself as “the deepest ever written”, the book is a dense and esoteric treatise on philosophy and morality, featuring as protagonist a fictionalized Zarathustra. A central irony of the text is that the style of the Bible is used by Nietzsche to present ideas of his which fundamentally oppose Judaeo-Christian morality and tradition.

    Zarathustra's Prologue

    Zarathustra's Prologue

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    • 35 min
    Part 1: I. The Three Metamorphoses

    Part 1: I. The Three Metamorphoses

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    • 5 min
    Part 1: II. The Academic Chairs of Virtue

    Part 1: II. The Academic Chairs of Virtue

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    • 6 min
    Part 1: III. Backworldsmen

    Part 1: III. Backworldsmen

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    • 7 min
    Part 1: IV. The Despisers of the Body

    Part 1: IV. The Despisers of the Body

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    • 5 min
    Part 1: V. Joys and Passions

    Part 1: V. Joys and Passions

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    • 4 min

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Appreciate it back lacking drama. Rather robotic delivery which detracts from the poetry of the source material

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