HON104 writing assignment 3

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Stephanie Baggio Prof. Miyamoto Writing Assignment 3 Nietzsche Nietzsche states that “from the start, the Christian faith is a sacrifice: a sacrifice of all freedom, all pride, all self-confidence of the spirit; at the same time, enslavement and self- mockery, self-mutilation (Part III, §46).” This is the essence of what he thinks of Christianity, and thus is the catalyst for his “campaign against morality” (Class discussion 9/29). In summary, he thinks that being a “good Christian” is being used by the upper class to rule the lower class because Christianity teaches people to be complacent and submit to the rules imposed by the upper class which causes them to look meek and keeps them suppressed. He also thinks that Christianity teaches that one is supposed to be good because it is in the best interest for the rest of the class. This idea kind of goes alongside of J.S. Mill’s utilitarianism which states that the goodness is doing what will bring the most happiness to the greatest number of people. In other words, both Nietzsche and Mill think that happiness to the majority is good. Nietzsche also defines “the good” as “the noble, powerful, high-stationed and highminded, who felt and established themselves and their actions as good, that is, of the first rank, in contradistinction to all the low, low-minded, common and plebeian (Part I, §2).” Thus,
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course HON 104 taught by Professor Miyamoto during the Fall '11 term at DePaul.

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