Genealogy of Morals

by: Friedrich Nietzsche

Suggested Essay Topics

Explore the consequences for the philosophy of personal identity of Nietzsche's claim that there is no "doer" behind the "deed." What am I if not a subject? And how might I be said to be separate from other people if we are not subjects?

Explain the will to power. How does it operate in slave morality? In master morality?

What, according to Nietzsche, is the origin of bad conscience?

Explain perspectivism. How is it important to Nietzsche's philosophy?

Explain the relationship between the ascetic priest and the masses? In what was does the ascetic priest serve as a "doctor"?

What is the will that Nietzsche believes can oppose the ascetic ideal? How does he perceive the relationship between the two?

What does Nietzsche mean when he says "man would rather will nothingness than not will"?