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Beastars, Nietzsche, and the Sheep Dog

One of the key components of Nietzsche’s moral philosophy is the contrast between what he calls master-morality and slave-morality. Nietzsche’s project is in large part focused on explaining to superior men that slave-morality is harmful to their flourishing, and that a fundamentally life-affirming, creative philosophy must take its place. As he puts it in Beyond Good and Evil, “Every elevation of the type ‘man,’ has hitherto been the work of an aristocratic society and so it will always be — a society believing in a long scale of gradations of rank and differences of worth among human…

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