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Friedrich Nietzsche on Justice - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 379
Justice/Nietzsche/Höffe: For a virtue as traditional as justice, one might expect from Nietzsche, the moral critic and enlightener, that he either directly rejects it or exposes it as an illusion, for example, as only apparent impartiality that in reality serves the interests of the rich or powerful. The opposite is the case.
Justice/Dühring: Thesis: (...) the philosopher, natural scientist and economic theorist Karl Eugen Dühring, derives justice from an emotional prejudice, the resentment of the weak.
NietzscheVsDühring: Nietzsche vehemently contradicts this. On the contrary, he says, it is the powerful who, by institutionalizing law and justice, put a stop to the "excesses of reactive pathos".
Genalogy of morals (1): "If even under the onslaught of personal injury, mockery, and suspicion I do not cloud the high, clear, equally deep as mild-looking objectivity of the just, the judging eye, well, that is a piece of perfection and supreme mastery on earth".


1. F. Nietzsche, Genealogie der Moral, 2. Abhandlung, Nr. 1

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Ries II 52
Justice/NietzscheVsSocrates/Socratic virtues/Nietzsche: Wisdom, temperance, justice, bravery: all of their origins are animalistic. The practices demanded of a refined society: avoiding the ridiculous, the conspicuous, the arrogant, the presumptuous, the assimilating, the reducing, finding everything down to the animal kingdom.


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The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Nie I
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe Berlin 2009

Nie V
F. Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil 2014

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

Ries II
Wiebrecht Ries
Nietzsche zur Einführung Hamburg 1990


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