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    Nietzsche on master and slave morality

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    What are master morality and slave morality, for Nietzsche?

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    Nietzsche argues in Genealogy of Morals that morality is originally not a matter of unselfish or non-egoistic actions, or of actions that are useful or beneficial to others. Morality, originally, is simply not, in any sense, a matter of actions which bestow a 'good' upon others - it refers, rather, to the character of the actors, the ones who act toward or upon others. "The judgment 'good' did not originate with those to whom 'goodness' was shown!" he says:
    Rather it was the 'good' themselves, that is to ...

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    Nietzsche is assessed on master and slave morality.