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Nietzsche and his theory on the origins of Morality

 
 
esthlos
 
Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 03:05 pm
What is Nietzsche's view on morality and how does he come around to it?
 
jgweed
 
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Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 09:09 am
Much of my reply to your question of WTP applies to this as well. Since Kaufmann, all of N's works are available in adequate translations, and there is a large number of secondary sources to aid in interpreting his thinking. If you are interested in a quick overview, you could consult the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (online).
Rather than ask a general question which by its very nature would elicit not very useful responses, it might be preferable to read The Genealogy of Morals and then ask more specific questions about his position that morality as a human phenomena can be explained by healthy and unhealthy (these seem to be used in a normative sense at times in his works) manifestations of the WTP.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 11:27 am
Beyond Good and Evil would be a useful read for this topic, too.
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 11:54 am
@Setanta,
I suspect that esthlos wants us to do all the reading.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 12:23 pm
@joefromchicago,
Good point, Joe . . . i'll get right on that . . . tell the boy to hold his breath, i'll be right back.
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Pangloss
 
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Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 03:38 pm
@joefromchicago,
I suspect that someone wants his/her homework questions answered without having to do the work!
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GoshisDead
 
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Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 03:54 pm
homework questions? here? I have never seen it before
talk72000
 
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Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 03:58 pm
@GoshisDead,
It is a common ploy here, sad to say. Embarrassed Rolling Eyes Mr. Green
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