On Tranquility: The Essential Word of Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra By Wang Shunning

VOLUME IX, ISSUES I & II, FALL 2015 – SPRING 2016 Nietzsche views tranquility as the root of all cultures. In 1876, during the Bayreuth music festival, Nietzsche felt intensely that modern art had become all-too-noisy and over-excited, and he became enchanted by “tranquility on which all cultural existences depend.” He hoped to “give all

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