Genealogy of Morals was written by Friedrich Nietzsche and published in 1887. Sometimes translated as On the Genealogy of Morality, it consists of three essays, each of which questions the value of our moral concepts and examines their evolution. The First Essay is entitled “‘Good and Evil,’ ‘Good and Bad.’” The Second Essay is called “‘Guilt,’ ‘Bad Conscience,’ and the Like.” The Third Essay asks the question, “What Is the Meaning of Ascetic Ideals?”

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