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Master morality and Slave Morality Master morality is so named because it was created by the ruling class the distinguished the aristocrats and it essentially considers strength power and bravery to be good The good was created out of an affirmation and pride of their own power and honor Additional attributes of those bearing the stamp of master morality are having a hard heart being egotistical intolerant and of distinguished origin as well as emerging from a life of solitude Those deemed as bad by the great men are those who belong to the lower class who are characteristically common and mediocre in the eyes of the ruling class Conversely slave morality represents the masses and herds in other words the tainted and mediocre stratosphere of Nietzschean society It is so called because it is the lower class that created this morality system This system considered kindness pity compassion and peace as the good Instead of being a product of affirmation however the distinction between good and evil is made out of a sense of revenge against the strength of the upper class Naturally those deemed as evil are those people who belong to the upper class who are considered characteristically cruel strange and dangerous Nietzsche believed that Christianity the Enlightenment the Industrial Revolution democracy and the subsequent equal coexistence in power and strength of humans was leading to societys decay and the rampant unnatural acceptance of slave morality He asserted that humanity must rise beyond good and evil and regain respect for nobility and power if they were to excel Nietzsche wanted a social system with a leader type a genuinely superior ruling class with slaves as its basis at the opposite social extreme Throughout Nietzsches work Beyond Good and Evil the reader discovers how the different themes apply to his concept of either master or slave morality Religion Nietzsche was an atheist believing
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