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    “Friedrich Nietzsche on Master and Slave Morality,” an explication by Dr. John Armstrong, explains Friedrich Nietzsche's view on morality that argues Slave Morality is created to restrict “superior” people. To achieve such a claim, Armstrong compares and explains Master Morality and Slave Morality, and he further reveals the flaws of Slave Morality, “[the] artificial boundaries that constrain the strong from reaching their full potential” (5). Opening his analysis, Armstrong chronicles the history of Master and Slave Morality and informs the readers about Friedrich Nietzsche and his motivation for exploring the difference between these moralities. Armstrong reveals that Nietzsche, a philologist, values Master Morality over Slave Morality since it leads to the “peak of Western civilization” (1). Yet, many religions value Slave Morality instead. Consequently, Master Morality vanishes as Slave Morality spreads and dominates Rome. This issue concerns Nietzsche, causing him to dedicate in studying about Master and Slave Morality. This background information then helps the readers to understand Nietzsche’s motivation and possibly understand his argument. Comparing and defining Master and Slave Morality, Armstrong explicitly shows Nietzsche's position on these two moralities. Master Morality values strength and “the will to…

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    classic ideas about morality. Morality can be defined as principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. It is basically a code of conduct for the people. Nietzsche had his own ideas about this and was not afraid to go against the status quo. In one of his writings titled, Master and Slave Moralities he devises his own thoughts about morality. In his writing on master and slave morality he examines the moral codes that have been created or were formed…

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    between slave and master morality. First, I will give a detailed account of slave morality. Then, I will give a detailed account of master morality. Finally, I will explain how, for Nietzsche, the transition from master to slave morality occurred, and why he sees this to be a problem for humanity as a whole. Slave morality differs greatly from master morality. Many values within slave morality include being humble, being kind, and having sympathy which is considered bad. Slave morality is based…

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    Master and slave morality is a prominent theme in Nietzsche’s work Beyond Good and Evil. Master morality is an attitude of being to moral and appalling, respectively. Slave morality is an attitude which holds to the standard of that which is beneficial to the weak or powerless. Besides the differences, there are also similarities between them, including using this relationship as an undertake to getting to the basis of what it means to be “good” or “bad” and both types of morality being equally…

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    Sometimes it’s difficult to seek and see the truth, especially when you won’t challenge what happening. According to Nietzsche, there are two kinds of moralities: master and slave morality. In order words, it’s power vs. powerless. The Master morality is when people are willing to take matters into their own hands. They won’t let anyone “walk pass them”, master morality will create they own reality, will better themselves or learn something for the particular situation. Unlike, the slave…

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    In his essays Beyond Good and Evil and On the Genealogy of Morality he discusses the shift in thinking in terms of “good and bad” to “good and evil.” Nietzsche goes on to discuss his idea of master-slave morality, which at its core is exactly what it appears to be. Initially, this formulation of morality was practiced by ancient aristocratic societies and followed the value equation of good = noble = powerful = beautiful = happy = beloved by God (Nietzsche, 81.) Breaking it down, master morality…

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    According to Nietzsche, The first essay in his book “Genealogy of Morality’’ that there are two kinds of morals that is master morality and the slave morality. For master morality, good is the powerful beautiful, and glorious while bad is the weak and the ugly. Slave morality on the other hand call the masters evil for having no reservations on how they use their power over the weak. This therefore makes the compassionate and the respectful weak good. What Nietzsche seeks to establish is that…

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    political and social power to live their lives by sheer will (master morality abiders) whist the others who lack this force are doomed to be subjected to their power (slave morality abiders) until eventually the latter overthrows their masters. One of the main themes Nietzsche formulates in this work is that ancient Roman society was grounded in master morality, and that this morality disappeared as the slave morality of Christianity spread through ancient Rome. According to him, the struggle…

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    “Christian morality is slave morality.” which refers to the way that Nietzsche compares Christian morality and slave morality to the utility system of morality. In this essay, I will be explaining the actual intent argument that Nietzsche was making, as well as comparing how the master and slave morality compared to Nietzsche’s Ubermensch theory as well. To start off, it is important to understand that Nietzsche believed that there was two type of moral system that really was based on many…

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    attacked morality, especially Christianity by considering a convenient tool used between groups to extend control over each other. Nietzsche’s notion of power placed him as one of the most assertive philosopher in criticizing morality. He did not know how much his ideas would travel through time and space. He did not realize either, that his critics would bring to light an intrinsically undercover value system. After rejecting, suffering diseases and having loss of his family, Nietzsche realized…

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