Deepest Ever Written Book
magnum opus Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None
has been described as “the deepest ever written”. This
book by the esoteric German philosopher opposes the Christian
and Jewish morals, values and traditions. It is quite ironical
that Nietzsche mimics the Bible style while revealing his
concept of ‘overman’ or superman through the prophet
Zarathustra. For example, we may see the following quotes
which state clearly and convincingly Nietzsche’s method to
revolutionize the world of knowledge:One must have a chaos
inside oneself to give birth to a dancing star.
all that is written, I love only what a person hath written
with his blood. Write with blood, and thou wilt find that
blood is spirit.
is true, all is permitted”: so said I to myself. Into the
coldest water did I plunge with head and heart. Ah, how oft
did I stand there naked on that account, like a red crab!
where have gone all my goodness and all my shame and all my
belief in the good! Ah, where is the lying innocence which I
once possessed, the innocence of the good and of their noble
oft, verily, did I follow close to the heels of truth: then
did it kick me on the face. Sometimes I meant to lie, and
behold! then only did I hit— the truth.
Brian Leiter raises the question whether Nietzsche was a
mysogynistic Nazi-supporter, or an artistic visionary who
sought to set us free from our moralistic chains. “Like
Hume, he thought that none of our beliefs are rationally
justified. So, why believe in morality—or causation for that
matter—if neither has rational foundation?”
Vattimo in his latest book Dialogue with Nietzsche (2006)
regards Nietzsche as a constructive philosopher whose work is
“charged with meaning for the future” .
Santosh Kumar, Editor, Cyberwit.net