Essays Tagged: "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"

The significance of the 'Three Metamorphoses' in Nietzsche's 'Thus Spake Zarathustra'.

In Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche presents a work of therapeutic philosophy. According to the book's ... wing the advice he expounds, one can become cured. In the section 'Of the Three Metamorphoses', Zarathustra describes the various stages in man's recovery:"I name you three metamorphoses of the sp ... nsciousness, arriving at a state of well being. In this essay I will explain what, according to Zarathustra, this sickness of mankind is and explore how it can be cured through the 'Three Metamorphose ...

(13 pages) 112 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

What does Nietzsche mean by the Eternal Return? Explore with reference to Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

's concept of the Eternal Return and show how it is fundamentally linked to his other main ideas in Thus Spoke Zarathustra; namely; the Superman and the Will to Power. I will do this by examining the ... oncentrating on the role of the Eternal Return in relation to the Superman and the Will to Power in Thus Spoke Zarathustra itself. I will also recourse to a number of secondary texts in order to gathe ...

(13 pages) 101 0 2.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Life & Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche: Timeline

Born: 1844. Rocken, GermanyDied: 1900. Weimar, GermanyMajor Works: The Gay Science (1882),Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885),Beyond Good & Evil (1886),On the Genealogy of Morals (1887),M ... his work is timeless, and has survived 150 years in print.Christianity"God is Dead!" announced Zarathustra (better known as Zoroaster), in Neitzsche's proudest book, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885 ...

(7 pages) 79 0 4.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Which of Nietzsche's ideas are the most useful for feminist theory and practice?

ell to vitiate such dualisms, not by Hegelian mediation but by inverting the usually devalued side. Thus, art and illusion are deemed superior to realism, just as the unconscious is given greater impo ... is to me seems like a contradiction to what Nietzsche aspired women to be in his earlier works from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 'Man is for woman a means: the purpose is always the child. But what is woma ...

(13 pages) 88 0 3.2 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy


ife to aid the rest of mankind. One text where Nietzsche reveals this point is in the short story, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra." In this story, Nietzsche writes about a man, Zarathustra, who at the age of ... irty leaves his home to go live in the mountains in solitude. After ten years, something inside Zarathustra changes, and he feels that he has something to share with the world. Nietzsche uses many dif ...

(4 pages) 774 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Nietzsche vs. Christianity

c never agreed with this statement since there are over 2 billion Christians in the world today. In Thus Spoke Zarathustra (page 68), Nietzsche says what happened is not only the death of God but the ... lieves the Christian religion makes people sacrifice their "nature". On page 74 of Nietzsche's book Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche confirms his belief that we have absolute free will and that we cr ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Overman in Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The Overman in Thus Spoke Zarathustra"God is dead!"-So begins Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche's fearless-and inde ... knew the success of God, the Church's God, rest on the hope that it offered to the everyman. It is thus by way of hope, a new hope, that we arrive at his most infamous creation: the overman.But to de ... s best replaced by another. To this end, he writes, "Your sadness shall be the love of the overman: thus you shall justify your living on. The "afterworldly" to which so many men have clung (and cling ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy