Nietzsche: The Immoral Origins of Morality

Eddie Ejjbair
3 min readJun 14, 2023

The idea that ‘the ruled always took the morality imposed upon them more seriously than did the rulers themselves’ (Adorno & Horkheimer) is used to condemn — and to justify — the immorality of the elite. In his critique of morality, Nietzsche goes one step further than justification, arguing that the establishment of morality within the masses requires immorality on behalf of its leadership.

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Eddie Ejjbair

‘Gradually it’s become clear to me what every great philosophy has been: a personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir’