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Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra was conceived and written by Friedrich Nietzsche during the years 1881–1885; the first three parts were published in 1883 and 1884. The book formed part of his ‘campaign against morality’, in which Nietzsche explored the ethical consequences of the ‘death of God’. Heavily critical not only of Christian values but also of their modern replacements, Thus Spoke Zarathustra argues for a new value-system based around the prophecy of the Übermensch or Superman. Its appropriation by the National Socialist movement in Germany early in the twentieth century has tainted its reputation unjustly; but there are signs that the rehabilitation of Nietzsche, and of this his most incendiary work, is almost complete. Read by Alex Jennings, there are helpful introductions to every chapter.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra was conceived and written by Friedrich Nietzsche during the years 1881–1885; the first three parts were published in 1883 and 1884. The book formed part of his ‘campaign against morality’, in which Nietzsche explored the ethical consequences of the ‘death of God’. Heavily critical not only of Christian values but also of their modern replacements, Thus Spoke Zarathustra argues for a new value-system based around the prophecy of the Übermensch or Superman. Its appropriation by the National Socialist movement in Germany early in the twentieth century has tainted its reputation unjustly; but there are signs that the rehabilitation of Nietzsche, and of this his most incendiary work, is almost complete. Read by Alex Jennings, there are helpful introductions to every chapter.
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Philosophy

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra was conceived and written by Friedrich Nietzsche during the years 1881–1885; the first three parts were published in 1883 and 1884. The book formed part of his ‘campaign against morality’, in which Nietzsche explored the ethical consequences of the ‘death of God’. Heavily critical not only of Christian values but also of their modern replacements, Thus Spoke Zarathustra argues for a new value-system based around the prophecy of the Übermensch or Superman. Its appropriation by the National Socialist movement in Germany early in the twentieth century has tainted its reputation unjustly; but there are signs that the rehabilitation of Nietzsche, and of this his most incendiary work, is almost complete. Read by Alex Jennings, there are helpful introductions to every chapter.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alex Jennings

Length:

5h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:45

Introduction
Introduction

03:49


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:09


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:53


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:48


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:53


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

00:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:48


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:13


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:40


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:51


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:51


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

00:22


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

01:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

01:23


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:49


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:24


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:19


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:32


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

01:11


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:27


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:32


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

00:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:47


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

00:51


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

00:27


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

01:13


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

01:03


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:59


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

00:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

00:53


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

00:56


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

01:43