Podcast by Alex Drake
20 - On War And Warrior Peoples
Based on the translation by Graham Parkes - Nietzsche discusses the attitude of hardness, courage, and bravery we need to have towards our lives and the process of becoming.
19 - On the Preachers of Death
Based on the translation by Graham Parkes - In this episode, Zarathustra describes another type of human who can't harness the power of the "wild dogs" in their soul for the purposes of development and growth, and instead hates life. These haters are either depressed and lack the energy to push themselves beyond mere suffering, or ignore suffering and the development of their souls by focusing on the many distractions offered by life.
18 - On the Tree on the Mountainside
Based on the translation by Graham Parkes - Zarathustra comes across a youth who is beginning the process of self-development, and deals with some of the issues that we will face in this process.
17 - On Reading and Writing
Based on the translation by Graham Parkes - Nietzsche takes a brief pause from demolishing old idols to give us some insight on how he writes, and how we should be reading him. He also transitions into some more of the psychological dispositions we should have in our journey to self improvement: spiritual strength, courage, boldness, violence, laughter, and levity.
16 - On the Pale Criminal
Based on the translation by Graham Parkes - Nietzsche discusses what happens when a person has passions that they are unable to control and develop with their rational minds.
15 - On Enjoying and Suffering the Passions
Based on the translation by Graham Parkes - Where do we find value in our lives? Nietzsche denies that we can legitimately get value - the things in our lives to care about, aim at, and develop ourselves around - from either religion or rationality. Instead, these must come from the Self - the sum totality of who we are, the biological impulses that are then guided and analyzed by the rational mind. We must search within ourselves for what defines us, what we consider important - we must understand how our virtues (idealized bodily impulses and desires) speak to us and develop, and how to orient our lives and actions around those to live a life filled with meaning.
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This is an INCREDIBLE resource for studying Nietzsche! Alex is at once very "down to earth" and easily understood, yet still able to connect with the profound thoughts Nietzsche set forward in this work. Can't wait to hear more!!!