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Thus Spoke Zarathustra The Philosophy Classic

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2022-07-05
  • Publisher: Capstone

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A startling and thought-provoking work from one of the most powerful philosophers in the Western canon

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Philosophy Classic, is Friedrich Nietzsche’s classic masterpiece of philosophy and literature.

Nietzsche writes from the perspective of Zarathustra who, after years of meditation, has come down from a mountain to provide his wisdom to an unsuspecting world. He offers enduring observations on God, the Übermensch, the will to power, and the nature of human beings.

This deluxe hardback Capstone edition includes an insightful introduction from leading Nietzsche scholar Dirk R. Johnson

Perfect for students and scholars of philosophy, literature and history, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Philosophy Classic belongs in the libraries of anyone interested in the philosophy of Nietzsche and in his powerful explorations of God, life, power, and humanity.

Author Biography

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, essayist, and critic whose writings on truth, morality, culture, history, power, and consciousness have made him one of the most remarkable thinkers in Western philosophy.

Dr. Dirk R. Johnson is Elliott Professor of Modern Languages at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He is a leading Nietzsche scholar and the author of Nietzsche’s Anti-Darwinism. Dr Johnson has a Masters in political science, philosophy, and German from the University of Bonn, and a Ph.D. in German Studies from Indiana University.

Tom Butler-Bowdon is series editor of the Capstone Classics series and has written introductions for Plato’s Republic, Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, Machiavelli’s The Prince, and Marx’ & Engels’ The Communist Manifesto. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he is also the author of 50 Philosophy Classics, 50 Politics Classics, and 50 Psychology Classics

Table of Contents


Zarathustra’s Prologue 3

Zarathustra’s Discourses 29

The Three Metamorphoses 30

The Academic Chairs of Virtue 34

Backworldsmen 39

The Despisers of the Body 44

Joys and Passions 47

The Pale Criminal 50

Reading and Writing 54

The Tree on the Hill 57

The Preachers of Death 62

War and Warriors 65

The New Idol 68

The Flies in the Market-Place 73

Chastity 78

The Friend 81

The Thousand and One Goals 85

Neighbor-Love 89

The Way of the Creating One 92

Old and Young Women 97

The Bite of the Adder 101

Children and Marriage 104

Voluntary Death 108

The Bestowing Virtue 113


The Child with the Mirror 123

In the Happy Isles 128

The Compassionate 133

The Priests 138

The Virtuous 143

The Rabble 148

The Tarantulas 153

The Famous Wise Ones 158

The Night-Song 163

The Dance-Song 167

The Grave-Song 172

Self-Surpassing 177

The Sublime Ones 183

The Land of Culture 187

Immaculate Perception 192

Scholars 197

Poets 201

Great Events 207

The Soothsayer 213

Redemption 219

Manly Prudence 227

The Stillest Hour 232


The Wanderer 239

The Vision and the Enigma 244

Involuntary Bliss 252

Before Sunrise 258

The Bedwarfing Virtue 263

On the Olive-Mount 272

On Passing-By 277

The Apostates 282

The Return Home 289

The Three Evil Things 295

The Spirit of Gravity 303

Old and New Tables 310

The Convalescent 341

The Great Longing 352

The Second Dance-Song 357

The Seven Seals (Or The Song of Yes and Amen) 363


The Honey Sacrifice 371

The Cry of Distress 377

Talk with the Kings 382

The Leech 389

The Magician 394

Out of Service 404

The Ugliest Man 411

The Voluntary Beggar 419

The Shadow 426

Noontide 432

The Greeting 437

The Supper 446

The Higher Man 449

The Song of Melancholy 465

Science 471

Among Daughters of the Desert 476

The Deserts Grow: Woe Him Who Does Them Hide! 478

The Awakening 484

The Ass-Festival 490

The Drunken Song 496

The Sign 508

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