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On the Geneanology of Morality
Original title On the Geneanology of Morality
Author Nietzsche
Genre

Philosophy

Language German
Characters Friedrich Nietzsche, Ascetic priest, British psychologists, Richard Wagner, Arthur Schopenhauer
Published 1887
ISBN 978-0-679-73331-1
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On the Genealogy of Morality is a philosophical work by Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1887. It consists of a series of three essays, each of which examine the origins and meaning of morality from a different perspective.The first essay, On the Origin of the Moral Sense”, looks at the history of morality and how it has changed over time. Nietzsche argues that the concept of morality is a human invention, and that it has been used to control and oppress people throughout history.The second essay, “On the Nature of the Moral Sense”, looks at the psychological basis of morality. Nietzsche argues that the moral sense is a product of our evolved sense of self-preservation, and that it is used to justify our own selfish desires.The third essay, “On the Genealogy of Morality”, looks at the history of the concept of morality and how it has been used to justify violence and oppression. Nietzsche argues that morality is a human invention, and that it is used to control and oppress people.”

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