By Douglas Burnham
A step by step consultant to Nietzsche's therefore Spoke Zarathustra. hence Spoke Zarathustra is one in every of Nietzsche's maximum books, a cross-over textual content that mixes philosophical innovation with literary experimentation. With Zarathustra Nietzsche has tried a redefinition of the form-content correlation in philosophical writing and as such the textual content is taken into account an scan in philosophical type. It for that reason represents a wide hurdle for undergraduate scholars. This projected remark works at the assumption that entry to the philosophical middle of the textual content can in simple terms be won via taking its literary pursuits heavily and that, furthermore, those literary targets can merely be understood as an try and have an understanding of philosophical principles. it is a publication that's designed to be learn along Nietzsche and should for that reason make the interpreting and appreciation of the first fabric achieveable. This method could be welcomed through scholars and teachers alike.
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The latter idea is of an experience or defining moment that is, relative to conventional norms at any rate, mad – but also prepares one to endure a more profound or destructive madness to come. This madness to come comprises the idea of will to power and especially eternal recurrence (in Part III). ) Before moving on, we should notice a few additional ideas or image patterns that are mentioned in this section, but which will be picked up and developed again shortly: shame, the lion, pity and miserliness.
There are close parallels between Nietzsche’s conceptions of this figure and the portrait of the murderer Raskolnikov in Dostoyevsky’s (1821–81) novel Crime and Punishment (1866) – all the more astonishing because Nietzsche only started reading Dostoyevsky after 1886 (in French translation). The pale criminal commits crimes because his ego wills him to despise: this is the criminal as nihilist. At the same time he is aware that ‘my I is something that is to be overcome: my I is for me the great despising of the human’ – that is, the great despising of the current state of human life, or some particular mode of human life, and thus the will to surpass it.
The brief section 7 consists of Zarathustra’s reflection on the events and on his failure to communicate. The ‘catch of fish’ is a reference to the image of Jesus as a fisherman. Human existence (notice he does not just say ‘human lives’ – he is not referring to existentially anxious individuals or even to this or that specific historical community) remains without meaning; a jester can deliver it to its fate. The image of the jester becomes more complex: not only an image of vulnerability now, the jester (one who plays pranks or jokes) is now a metaphor for contingency or meaninglessness.
Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide (Edinburgh Philosophical Guides) by Douglas Burnham