PHIL4311Nietzsche's Zarathustra3 ch (S) [W]

Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, was the favourite of his own books, about which he nevertheless said, “For everyone else, it is obscure, mysterious, and ridiculous.” This course will investigate Nietzsche’s Zarathustra as a means to excavating exactly what Nietzsche said is expressed by this book; namely, the central themes of his philosophy. The course will look into why Nietzsche wrote this book in the style of the Old Testament, and how it articulates his perception of the “Will to Power,” “The Overman,” “The Master Race,” and the “Revaluation of all Values.”

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.