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22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 8. Superman

[idea that some people are superior to social morality]

6 ideas
Christianity is at war with the higher type of man, and excommunicates his basic instincts [Nietzsche]
Higher human beings see and hear far more than others, and do it more thoughtfully [Nietzsche]
There is an extended logic to a great man's life, achieved by a sustained will [Nietzsche]
The superman is a monstrous oddity, not a serious idea [MacIntyre on Nietzsche]
Nietzsche's higher type of man is much more important than the idealised 'superman' [Leiter on Nietzsche]
The noble man wants new virtues; the good man preserves what is old [Nietzsche]