Science in The Genealogy of Morals: Ribot’s experimental psychology

Wilson Antonio Frezzatti Jr.


The aim of this article is to show the antagonistic roles of science in The Genealogy of Morals (1887). Although Nietzsche uses some theories of physiology and psychology, after modifying them according to his philosophical needs to construct the genealogical procedure, he associates the science of his time with the ascetic ideal. The scientists explicitly cited are often harshly criticized, but the authors of the theories and notions transposed by Nietzsche are not mentioned.

Keywords: genealogy, morality, physio-psychology, science, will to power.


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