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Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Friedrich Nietzsche 159308384X 9781593083847
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, byFriedrich Nietzsche, is part of theBarnes & Noble Classicsnbsp;series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features ofBarnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from todays top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the readers viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.Barnes & Noble Classicspulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works. Considered by many to be the most important philosopher of modern times,Friedrich Nietzscheinfluenced twentieth-century ideas and culture more than almost any other thinker. His best-known book,Thus Spoke Zarathustrapublished in four parts in the last two decades of the nineteenth centuryis also his masterpiece, and represents the fullest expression of his ideas up to that time. A unique combination of biblical oratory and playfulness,Thus Spoke Zarathustrachronicles the wanderings and teachings of the prophet Zarathustra, who descends from his mountain retreat to awaken the world to its new salvation. Do not accept, he counsels, what almost two thousand years of history have taught you to call evil. The Greeks knew better: Goodness for them was nobility, pride, and victory, not the Christian virtues of humility, meekness, poverty, and altruism. The existence of the human race is justified only by the exceptional among usthe superman, whose self-mastery and strong will to power frees him from the common prejudices and assumptions of the day. These and other concepts in Zarathustra were later perverted by Nazi propagandists, but Nietzsche, a despiser of mass movements both political and religious, did not ask his readers for faith and obedience, but rather for critical reflection, courage, and independence. Kathleen M. HigginsandRobert C. Solomonare both professors of philosophy at the University Texas at Austin. Together, they have writtenWhat Nietzsche Really SaidandA Short History of Philosophyand co-editedReading Nietzsche.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 352

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Publication Date: 2007-02-04

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ISBN: 159308384X

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