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Considering the discussion on free-spirit by creating its own value system, how Nietzsche relate "free-spirit" and "slave morality"(its depth and its evilness)?

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    See On the Genealogy of Morality : First Treatise: Good and Evil', 'Good and Bad' where "Nietzsche demonstrates that the two opposite pairs "good/evil" and "good/bad" have very different origins, and that the word "good" itself came to represent two opposed meanings. In the "good/bad" distinction, "good" is synonymous with nobility and everything which is powerful and life-asserting; – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jul 29 '18 at 13:17
  • in the "good/evil" distinction, which Nietzsche calls "slave morality", the meaning of "good" is made the antithesis of the original aristocratic "good", which itself is re-labelled "evil". " – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jul 29 '18 at 13:18
  • There are two kinds of morality acc. to Nietzsche, "Slave morality" and "Master morality". Then "good / bad" and "good / evil" distinctions come to play. But there is an another group, "free spirit" . They are seperated themselves from the tension of the moral values of the dominate group. My question is: what kind of person are they? They have free spirits but to have a free spirit, you have to gain it. How this group gain their freedom? – 4pie0 Jul 29 '18 at 14:34
  • But N is not completly aligning itself with free spirits, because "all these pale atheists, Antichrists, immoralists, nihilists, these skeptics" have not become truly “free” from the counter-natural tradition of the ascetic ideal. These modern figures “are very far from being free spirits: because they still believe in truth.” [see Essay Three, §24]. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jul 29 '18 at 17:02

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