Nietzsche in a t-shirt slogan….

Okay so not Nietzsche, but perhaps hisĀ Genealogy… I’m always trying to get my IB philosophy students to summarise difficult passages in t shirt slogans… it’s a bit lame but it totally helps them to be brief and precise enough to get ace marks…

Anyway I recently discover this phrase in one of the old IB marking schemes, and I kinda like it…

Genealogy traces the moral version of each strand back to pre-moral sources

The ‘strands’ of which it speaks are the threads or elements that are woven together in Christian (Western?) morality and, as it says, Nietzsche’s mission is to show that each of these threads has a non-moral origin. Thoughts?

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