Thus Spake Zarathustra ( translated by Thomas Common) by Friedrich W. Nietzsche [NOOK Book]

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Nietzsche injects myriad ideas into the book, but there are a few recurring themes. The overman (Übermensch), a self-mastered individual who has achieved his full power, is an almost omnipresent idea in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Man as a race is merely a bridge between animals and the overman. Nietzsche also makes a point that the overman is not an end result for a person, but more the journey toward self-mastery.

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Thus Spake Zarathustra ( translated by Thomas Common) by Friedrich W. Nietzsche

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Overview

Nietzsche injects myriad ideas into the book, but there are a few recurring themes. The overman (Übermensch), a self-mastered individual who has achieved his full power, is an almost omnipresent idea in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Man as a race is merely a bridge between animals and the overman. Nietzsche also makes a point that the overman is not an end result for a person, but more the journey toward self-mastery.

The eternal recurrence, found elsewhere in Nietzsche's writing, is also mentioned. The eternal recurrence is the idea that all events that have happened will happen again, infinitely many times. Such a reality can serve as the litmus test for an overman. Faced with the knowledge that he would repeat every action that he has taken, an overman would be elated as he has no regrets and loves life.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013601628
  • Publisher: Granto Classic Books
  • Publication date: 6/17/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 484 KB

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːtsʃə]; in English UK: /ˈniːtʃə/, US: /ˈniːtʃi/,[1] NEE-chuh) (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher, poet, composer and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.

Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism, nihilism, and postmodernism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth have resulted in much commentary and interpretation, mostly in the continental tradition. His key ideas include the death of God, perspectivism, the Übermensch, the eternal recurrence, and the will to power. Central to his philosophy is the idea of “life-affirmation,” which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life's expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be
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    Posted October 7, 2012

    Frostbite

    He snaps the dark cat's neck and trots out.-Frostbite

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    Posted October 6, 2012

    Moontide

    Yes and i dont like how things r working in this clan please meet me at dark empire for more info if thats ok lease come there are two other cats there too hope to c u there

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    Posted October 1, 2012

    Stranded

    She stalks in the forest, she black paws making no sound, when the time is right, she leaps up, she strong front pws landing on a wild turkey, the large bird strugles, but she ends its life with a quick bite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2003

    A book full of agony

    One of Nietzsche's top 3 books, I must disagree with the review written by the 17 year old above who fails to understand the fluidity of language and the reason why archaisms are just that. Who reads old english today anyway? (for me, the original of Beowulf was very difficult, but Seamus Heaney's modern interpretation is wonderful!) As Nietzsche would say, 'Den weg namlich -- den gibt es nicht!'

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