Ideas from 'On the Genealogy of Morals' by Friedrich Nietzsche [1887], by Theme Structure

[found in 'On the Genealogy of Morals/ Ecce Homo' by Nietzsche,Friedrich (ed/tr Kaufmann,Walter) [Vintage 1969,67-23033 (Cong)]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 4. Aims of Philosophy / a. Philosophy as worldly
The main aim of philosophy must be to determine the order of rank among values
2. Reason / D. Definition / 3. Types of Definition
Only that which has no history is definable
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Aiming at Truth
Philosophers have never asked why there is a will to truth in the first place
13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 1. Relativism
There is only 'perspective' seeing and knowing, and so the best objectivity is multiple points of view
16. Persons / G. Free Will / 1. Free Will / c. Free will critique
Philosophers invented "free will" so that our virtues would be permanently interesting to the gods
18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 1. Thought
People who think in words are orators rather than thinkers, and think about facts instead of thinking facts
20. Action / A. Definition of Action / 1. Action Theory
It is a delusion to separate the man from the deed, like the flash from the lightning
22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 2. Goodness / a. Goodness
The concept of 'good' was created by aristocrats to describe their own actions
22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 9. Morality critique
We must question the very value of moral values
23. Ethics / A. Egoism / 1. Ethical Egoism
Nietzsche rejects impersonal morality, and asserts the idea of living well
Only the decline of aristocratic morality led to concerns about "egoism"
23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 1. Contractarianism
Basic justice is the negotiation of agreement among equals, and the imposition of agreement
A masterful and violent person need have nothing to do with contracts
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / f. Compassion
Plato, Spinoza and Kant are very different, but united in their low estimation of pity
23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 2. Duty
Guilt and obligation originated in the relationship of buying and selling, credit and debt
29. Religion / A. Religious Thought / 1. Religious Belief
The truly great haters in world history have always been priests