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Single Idea 20246

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 2. Golden Rule]

Full Idea

Supposing we felt toward someone else as that person feels about himself, then we would have to hate him if he (like Pascal) found himself hateful.

Gist of Idea

If you feel to others as they feel to themselves, you must hate a self-hater


Friedrich Nietzsche (Dawn (Daybreak) [1881], 063)

A Reaction

And how does the Golden Rule work if the other people feel suicidal (as groups sometimes do)?

Book Reference

Nietzsche,Friedrich: 'Dawn (Daybreak)', ed/tr. Smith, Brittain [Stanford 2011], p.46