Anyone here interested in philosophy? I am currently reading Thus Spake Zarathustra by Nietzsche. If anyone has read this, I'm interested to hear what you thought of it.

  • Famous People with Asperger Syndrome or Similar Autistic Traits Have you read this old post? Part of my degree was philosophy and I did find it interesting but I can't remember it now so wouldn't be able to have discussions about philosophers or their work. But others on the forum talk about specific scholars and ideas 

  • I have a degree in philosophy and English.....but finished that back in 1998…so a bit rusty on the old Nietzsche... :).... I might be worth a punt ...

  • I read this about 2 years ago. I decided to try Nietzsche because I was very keen on Hermann Hesse, and Nietzsche is mentioned in his Hesse's books sometimes. I read the old English version, as it was the only Nietzsche book in English on the Project Gutenberg website.

    I found it quite hard to read (perhaps due to the old English) but I tried my best to understand it all. I enjoyed it a lot, although I didn't take notes on things at the time so I can't remember everything that I learnt from it. Some things I took away from it are: to be strong mentally and physically as much as possible; to take responsibility for yourself; to always work on improving yourself; to think for yourself and not blindly follow others.

    I liked the way it was written as fiction and in short chapters, and I found it entertaining.

    I have read about other philosophers and Nietzsche's other ideas, but I havn't studied philosophy lately.

    What do you think of it Hope? What other philosophy do you like?

  • I read Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Nietzsche when I was 19 and going through a bad patch.  It helped me see outside my bubble and gain some perspective.

    To be honest I would like to read it again now that I am older to see how I interpret it a second time round.  I became interested in existentialism to help me understand self-development.  I also read Being and Nothingness by Sartre about a year later, but found Nietzsche resonated with me more.