“The advent of the Christian God, as the maximum god attained so far, was therefore accompanied by the maximum feeling of guilty indebtedness on earth.”
On the Genealogy of Morals is composed of three essays written by Friedrich Nietzsche. In this work Nietzsche takes a look at not only the origin of, but the meaning behind our different moral concepts such as; ‘Good and Evil’ vs. ‘Good and Bad’, guilt and bad conscience, and the meaning behind ascetic ideas. Through tracing the origins of these moral concepts Nietzsche explains where they come from and what they mean.
“Found it complex, confusing, mind blowing, and extremely important. It gets to the bottom of one of civilization toughest questions, in the origin of our morals.”
“Nietzsche is very thought provoking yet skeptical in this outspoken work on where morals originate.”