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    Nietzsche's Ascetic Ideal

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    Nietzsche noted that the ascetic ideals serve to deceive the weak into thinking they are strong. (III:13) He also shows how the ascetic ideals start in the weakest and are somehow able to infect the healthy. This due to the weak being in the slave mentality, and their ressentiment finding blame in those less weak for their misfortune. With this blame placed upon the “healthy”, if they aren’t completely self-possessed and secure they will ultimately succumb to the guilt and be sucked into the slave morality and thus the ascetic ideals in some way. (III:14) A strong point of Nietzsche that ultimately leads to the weak becoming sick are in the internalization of our animal instincts. As seen in the previous treatise, this internalization lead to making the human mind a place that needed to be conquered and survived. It is this that Nietzsche sees as a blessing that separates us from lower animals. (III:13) However, it is the weak that see this internal struggle as suffering and thus turn to the ascetic ideals as a…

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    Western history”, is one which is fueled by “ressentiment” (Nietzsche, xxi). Ressentiment, perhaps, can be argued to be similar in Nietzsche and Marx, however; the slaves in Nietzsche view express this ressentiment emotionally and not physically. Also, it is important to note that for Nietzsche, the slaves suffer as they are “inherently weak” and that their weakness is biological, which for Nietzsche, makes them “hopeless and irremediable” (Nietzsche, xxv). At the same time, Nietzsche makes it…

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    In the article “Good and Evil, Good and Bad” Friedrich Nietzsche argues that morality emerges when ressentiment becomes creative and begins to have values. He claims that ressentiment comes from the “slaves revolt” and that the nobles are the ones that have complete power. Society is very predictable; you are free to make your own future and that is called “conscience” but Nietzsche flips that around and it become “bad conscience” along with the feeling of guilt which comes from the relationship…

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    sovereign individual as a person “with the actual right to make promises, this master of a free will” (Nietzsche 59), if their free-will is limited by the selective number of feasible promises they choose to make? Or is free-will simply the careful manipulation of the self to make only those commitments that are easy to fulfill so as to create an illusion of being able to do as you please, when in actuality you’re doing so only by eliminating that which you cannot? Unlike Nietzsche, I believe…

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    Nietzsche states that the nobles see themselves as naturally happy, while the slaves, feeling oppressed, distort reality to see the nobles as “evil”. The ideas mentioned lead to a shift in mindset from “good and bad” to “good and evil” as the slave morality became more powerful. This is due to the fact that the “ressentiment” festering in the slaves leads to the notion of “evil” which they associate with the nobles. With these definitions in place the word “good” falls as an afterthought to…

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    The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s book On the Genealogy of Morals covers three different themes in its text. The first topic is morality. The second topic is punishment. The third topic is power. Based off of these topics there are different arguments that stem from them. First in morality Nietzsche argues that there is a slave revolt that means to change ones perception of what is or is not good. Second in the punishment theme Nietzsche argues that there are various kinds of…

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    I want to start off by saying that Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the more complicated philosophers that I ever had pleasure of studying. What I took away from Friedrich Nietzsche opinions on the death of God is that he was referring to the declining belief and respect for God or religion in general. Nietzsche felt that with the loss of religion the west would lose its distinctive cultural identity. Friedrich Nietzsche was not a big fan of Christianity to say the least, but he still understood…

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    In the early 19th a philosopher born in Roeken, Germany showed a promising career as a philosopher. His name is Friedrich Nietzsche. He 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…

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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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    Genealogy of Morals by Nietzsche is a compilation of critiques to which he questions moral judgements and its genealogical origin. In Nietzsche’s first essay, he refers to two different types of morality. The first being master morality and the second being slave morality. Firstly, the master morality is created by the master or the one who is obstinate. Masters were to free to think and do what they want, whereas, slaves were subordinate and follow the master. To Nietzsche, being a master is…

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