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Uploaded by lcg on May 08, 2000

When Nietszche stated that 'evil' was the term given to noblemen by resentful people, he in-fact was referring to something of a much broader base- the Hebrews under the reign of the Pharoah and the creation of their religion. In these circumstances, we must start by defining nobility and how these persons get to the present state of being. Nietszche states that these people are not driven solely by desire, but instinct and body- will to power- which gives one a sense of what is noble. He does not think that most people have this will to power, so those that do have a master morality and those that don't have a slavish morality. Next, to define what is 'good': on page 25, Nietszche states that " . . . they decree 'one approved unegoistic actions and called them good from the point of view of those to whom they were done, that is to say, those to whom they were useful; later one forgot how this approval originated and, simply because unegoistic actions were always habitually praised as good- as if they were something good in themselves." Basically, Nietszche doesn't believe that people shown goodness are the root of the good itself, i.e., 'God' doesn't show the Jews goodness because they are good. The real life repression and resentment of the Jews are what caused their religious uprising (34). Nietszche believes that humans deny their instinct, which, in return causes guilt, repression, and bad con. Hence, the Jews didn't like the Pharoah being in charge over them, so they became resentful. Now the need for revenge is felt and the Pharoah is considered 'evil' because not all of his decisions are considered 'good' by the definition made by the Jews. According to Nietszche, the Jews then continued with forcible influence over everyone to 'love thy neighbor' in an effort to get oppressors and society in the mind set that being noble is evil, or 'bad', because you are dominating others instead of putting everyone on equal ground for a right to live a life that is more than free from restraint (36).

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Date:   05/08/2000

Category:   Miscellaneous

Length:   2 pages (350 words)

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