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Unformatted text preview: Cameron Hartman PHIL216-002 Nietzsche essay—On the Hinterworldly Zarathustra’s speech “On the Hinterworldly” was told from the perspective of a superman, spoken toward the religious man. Zarathustra begins this speech by speaking of his spiritual journey and how he made it to the superman stage. He noted that he once believed in God and the afterlife, but at the same time he did not. He only believed in God for the comfort of believing in life after death; he was aware that God was nothing more than a figment of his imagination. Zarathustra then blames the sick and broken hearted for creating a prolonging such a god. He claims that the sick create a god to distract them from their sickness, which creates a false sense of happiness and hope in their life. Zarathustra continues the speech by proclaiming his teachings will show people a better way. He teaches that everyone should enjoy proclaiming his teachings will show people a better way....
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2011 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Hedberg during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '11