"Would anyone like to take a look into the secret of how ideals are made on earth?"
For our next trip down Nietzsche lane, we will be reading one of his most influential works "On the Genealogy of Morals." In this work several (in?)famous themes of Nietzsche are fleshed out - master/slave morality, good-bad becoming good-evil, and his, er, 'dislike' for Judeo-Christianity.
For Nietzsche nothing is ever simple. If you're looking for answers in his works - you will probably only find more questions. But questions, perhaps, point to new perspectives - new ways of looking at the world.
A clip from the text:
"For with the priests everything becomes more dangerous, not only cures and remedies, but also arrogance, revenge, acuteness, profligacy, love, lust to rule, virtue, disease - but it is only fair to add that it was on the soil of this essentially dangerous form of human existence, the priestly form, that man first became an interesting animal, that only here did the human soul in a higher sense acquire depth and become evil - and these are the two basic respects in which man has hitherto been superior to other beasts!"
The work is in three short essays. For the first week we will read the first essay. Reading the preface is encouraged (it is, after all, Nietzsche).
No prior knowledge of Nietzsche is assumed, and those new to philosophy are welcome.