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22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / g. Will to power

[morality deriving from psychological drives]

6 ideas
Moral rules are made by the weak members of humanity [Plato]
Ultimately, all being is willing. The nature of primal being is the same as the nature of willing [Schelling]
All animals strive for the ideal conditions to express their power, and hate any hindrances [Nietzsche]
There is a conspiracy (a will to power) to make morality dominate other values, like knowledge and art [Nietzsche]
The basic tendency of the weak has always been to pull down the strong, using morality [Nietzsche]
The 'will to power' is basically applied to drives and forces, not to people [Nietzsche, by Richardson]