Friedrich Nietzsche's A Genealogy Of Morals

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Friedrich Nietzsche was German philosopher who was born in Röcken, Germany. His father, Carl Ludwig Nietzsche was a Lutheran pastor which is quite interesting given his stance on religion throughout his philosophical works. In his early education, Nietzsche was heavily influenced by the Greeks and this influence can be traced throughout his writings. He is regarded as one of the most controversial thinkers in Western Philosophy because of his extremely provocative ideas. In Genealogy of Morals, Nietzsche attempts to find the origins of good and evil. In this paper will analyze the slave revolt and how the resentment gave a rise to new values. In 1887, Friedrich Nietzsche published A Genealogy of Morals where he attempted to formulate the distinction between good and evil. After education in history and philology, he was perpetuated by this idea of “what conditions did men invent for themselves these value judgments good and evil? And what inherent value do they have? Have they hindered or fostered human well-being up to now?” He begins by…show more content…
He states “the slave revolt begins when resentment itself becomes creative and gives birth to values”. Resentment is a driving force of the slaves that lead them to revolt against the noble class. In many excerpts of the Bible, having riches can lead one to be condemned. Mark 10:23 states "How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”. Christians believe that money should be utilized for the common good which differentiates immensely from the ideas of Nietzsche who believes in nobility, powerful, warriors etc. Nietzsche believes that Priests are the worst enemies because they are educated but powerless. It is because of this worthiness that “hatred grows to monstrous and uncanny proportions, to the most spiritual and poisonous kind of hatred”. This in turn, is a driver for the priest to get
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