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Is plastic surgery cheating evolution or genetics?

Cheating genetics? Yes, absolutely. In precisely the same way that wearing clothing cheats genetics. Cheating evolution? Definitely not, at least not evolution by natural selection. That's exactly ...
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What are Nietzsche's basic views on morality?

It is impossible to compress Nietzsche's views on morality into a short answer, let alone one that will find universal assent. However, here is an extract from a review of two Nietzsche experts, Ken ...
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Reversal of moral orientation?

A free translation of a passage from Kant's 'Perpetual Peace' suggests that even a group of devils could form a perfectly tolerable society so long as they were rational. They could have the worst of ...
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Is there such thing as a fully secular writing?

There exist many works from fiction which are secular in the sense of your definition, i.e., free from religion or mythology. Just to name two modern authors: Henry Miller (Quiet days in Clichy) or ...
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Critique of Nietzsche's 'Ressentiment'?

Try : (1) Who Was Nietzsche's Genealogist? Elijah Millgram, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 75, No. 1 (Jul., 2007), pp. 92-110. Pretty critical and not unsubtle. Attacks (2). (2) ...
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Need help interpreting chapter 9 from the first essay of the Genealogy of Morals

"But why do you talk of nobler ideals? Let us submit to the facts; that the people have triumphed—or the slaves, or the populace, or the herd, or whatever name you care to give them—if this has ...
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Can any consensual activity be wrong?

Consent has got nothing to do with it. It's about intent and consequences. In fact, it's really only about intent, as that implicitly takes care of consequences, but I don't want utilitarians do get ...
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Nietzsche challenging traditional morality

Nietzsche often does not quote and or refer to his sources. At best you can say that he expects to pick up the references, and at worst you can say he is simply purloining the ideas of others without ...
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What are Nietzsche's basic views on morality?

Another good philosopher on this subject is Stephen Hicks, who has written a bit about Nietzsche and Postmodernism. Here is his digested summary of Nietzsche argument in the first essay of his book, ...
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What are some of the problems involved in privileging efficiency and objectivity as values, over and against moral virtues?

We don't. Sometimes such privileging leads to outcomes that are socially, at least to philosophers, probably bad. Consider a city investment policy common in the United States: tax breaks are given to ...
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Nietzsche on Goethe: Not an ascetic priest, "He knows more."

At the end of #1o of the third essay Nietzsche introduces the figure of the ascetic priest to which he adds details on a dozen of occasion through the following paragraphs. In #15 he comments that "...
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Nietzsche on Goethe: Not an ascetic priest, "He knows more."

I think what he's refering to is this : "everywhere mute pain, extreme fear, the agony of a tortured heart, the spasms of an unknown happiness, the shriek for "redemption." In point of fact, ...
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Friedrich Nietzsche - On the Genealogy of Morals - Slave Morality Imposition

I think the "trick" to understanding Nietzsche's critique of group morality would be to link his idea of strength with the idea that one "is" through "becoming" - those who continue to subscribe to ...
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Nietzsche on the idea of Alienation

I wouldn't say that Nietzsche's critique of modern man and his alienation is exclusive to On the Genealogy of Morality. In fact, it would be hard to systematically delineate exactly where Nietzsche ...
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