Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Leader: Dr. Joshua Trevino, Former Humane Letters Teacher, Great Hearts Academies

Nietzsche’s parabolic madman is remembered and infamous for proclaiming “God is dead.” But what is more easily forgotten is the follow-up to the madman’s proclamation: “And we have killed him . . . Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?” How to become “great” enough and “godly” enough for that deed, and the meaning of such greatness and godliness, is the question of Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the work he considers as his best: “Among my writings my Zarathustra stands to my mind by itself. With that I have given mankind the greatest present that has even been made to it so far.” To begin to test that claim and learn the crowning work of Nietzsche’s philosophy will be the goal of this course.

June 4-20

Tuesdays and Thursdays

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (AZ)

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Central)

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Eastern)

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FREE for Great Hearts employees: use voucher code ghemployee (case sensitive) at checkout.

Price: $125.00