I was just now doing some super light reading on Nietzsche's aristocraticism. Seems to me that a lot of human history, both intellectual and social, is an attempt to create a stronger class system. Nietzsche's higher types being an example, sans god or gods.
I suppose even humanism could be seen as a dissonant form of this, classifying humans over anything else.
Is Nietzshe's thought part of a larger tendency, both in philosophy / art and society in general, toward a more robust classification of people? Of exclusion and hierarchy.
Has anyone claimed this?