What if morality is just a fiction used by the herd of inferior human beings to hold back the few superior men? In this Sprouts special with Stephen Hicks, we examine Nietzsche’s explanation for how ethics develop and the consequences for master types living in a world that’s dominated by the morality of slaves.
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Script: Stephen Hicks and Jonas Koblin
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The slave and master moralities:What Nietzsche really meant – https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://bigthink.com/personal-growth/the-master-and-slave-moralities-what-nietzsche-really-meant/&ved=2ahUKEwikqP_1n4H1AhXN_aQKHblqCXEQtwJ6BAhgEAE&usg=AOvVaw3iNH8NaSxO2lfnmBZ7CH6H
Implications of Nietzsche’s master-slave morality in interpersonal relationships – https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.europeanjournalofsocialsciences.com/issues/PDF/EJSS_55_3_02.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwikqP_1n4H1AhXN_aQKHblqCXEQFnoECFwQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2Mtzkz69oKiV4xK0Ba2gG5
https://www.stephenhicks.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/hicks-egoism-in-nietzsche-and-rand-final.pdf – page 20
Do you feel like a master or a slave?
And do you think one is born as such or can one change their nature?
Do Nietzsche’s arguments hold true, or at least somewhat true in the 21st century? Discuss in your class and let us know your favorite response!
0:30 Master-slaves morality
3:19 The origin of the bad conscience