What is Nietzsche's distinction between "bad" and "evil" in On the Genealogy of Morals?
Quick answer:According to Nietzsche, the "good" and the "noble" were formerly regarded as "bad" and the "evil." So, what about the question: what is the difference between bad and evil? According to Nietzsche, there was a revolution in thought that inverted these concepts. Those who had once been considered good were now deemed evil; those who had been considered evil (the inferior masses) were now portrayed as good. In Nietzsche's words, this was a "slave revolt in morality." This answer is consistent with my view of Western history in general. I see our history as being driven by noble instincts -- on the part of both men and women -- to live life fully and achieve excellence.
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