Nietzsche's Teaching: An Interpretation of "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"
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Nietzsche's Teaching: An Interpretation of "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"

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The first comprehensive interpretation of Nietzsche's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" -- an important and difficult text and the only book Nietzsche ever wrote with characters, events, setting, and a plot. Laurence Lampert's chapter-by-chapter commentary on Nietzsche's magnum opus clarifies not only "Zarathustra's" narrative structure but also the development of Nietzsche's think...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published September 10th 1989 by Yale University Press (first published March 1st 1987)
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Excellent. "Enactment of the Nietzschean agenda in science and politics promises a new sense of the sacred, a return of Dionysos and Ariadne." Or, as Nietzsche once said, from time to time there is magic. Nietzsche, unlike our academics, recognizes that reason must be supplemented by 'magic'. Now, this 'magic' can be understood as either a cosmological or a psychological category -or both. This is one the greatest unstated difficulties in Nietzsche interpretation. That is - do we underst...more
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The book presents philosophical concepts of morality that are opposed to Christianity tradition. It remarks the unlimited capacities that men have, base on concepts such as superman and overman
This reminds me of what Hubert Dreyfus did for Heidegger and Foucault.
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Laurence Lampert is a leading scholar in Nietzsche studies. He received both his master's and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University (in 1968 and 1971).

He taught at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis for over thirty years and is now a professor emeritus there.

An informative interview with Laurence Lampert, conducted by the Nietzsche Circle, can be found here (pdf).
More about Laurence Lampert...
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