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Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Publisher Comments:

For the first time in Penguin Classics: Nietzsches accessible exploration of key ideas in his landmark Beyond Good and Evil—in a lucid new translation

Friedrich Nietzsche claimed that the purpose of On the Genealogy of Morals was to call attention to his previous writings. But in fact the book does much more than that, elucidating and expanding on the cryptic aphorisms of Beyond Good and Evil, and presenting a coherent discussion of morality in a work that is more accessible than much of his previous writings.

About the Author

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women. In 1869 he was appointed Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, where he taught until 1879 when poor health forced him to retire. He never recovered from a nervous breakdown in 1889 and died eleven years later. Known for saying that “god is dead,” Nietzsche propounded his metaphysical construct of the superiority of the disciplined individual (superman) living in the present over traditional values derived from Christianity and its emphasis on heavenly rewards. His ideas were appropriated by the Fascists, who turned his theories into social realities that he had never intended.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140047486
Translator:
Kaufmann, Walter
Author:
Kaufmann, Walter
Author:
Scarpitti, Michael A.
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich
Author:
Holub, Robert C.
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
History - 19th Century
Subject:
Nietzsche, friedrich wilhelm, 1844-1900
Subject:
Superman (Philosophical concept)
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
March 1978
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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