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From Nietszche's On the Genealogy of Morals, what is the strongest lesson to emerge? From Nietszche's On the Genealogy of Morals, what is the strongest lesson to emerge?

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For me, it is definitely the idea that there is no one single morality that holds for all people.  This is something that seems a bit abhorrent (largely because we know that Nietzsche's ideas helped give rise to Nazism).  However, it is very important to our understanding of history and of the history of ideas.

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I am not sure it is entirely easy to identify one critical issue that comes out of Nietzsche's work.  I do think that one of the most important concepts or lessons to emerge is the contingency of morality and how this structure...

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It is the lesson that morality is not fixed or destined by God. Rather it comes from the formation of society and is constantly evolving through the social changes/ power dynamics in society. We really need to go back to the history to find out the source or morality, rather than taking it for granted.