On the Genealogy of Morals

Lightening Is Not a Wolf

The pattern of Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals revolves around the deconstruction and consequent rebuilding of common thought relationships; within these differentiations we find both the thematic basis for and the huge diversity of Nietzsche's philosophic scope. Deleuze and Guattari assert that Nietzsche constructed the concept of bad conscience and "could see in this what is most disgusting in the world and yet exclaim, 'This is where man begins to be interesting!" What these two authors lose in this analysis is that the essential function of bad conscience is the alleviation of what we consider disgusting through an extremely interesting medium. There is nothing new about being both disgusting and interesting, many things are, but being the product of those qualities renders bad conscience to be one of the most compelling concepts of Nietzsche. Within his argument, Nietzsche creates a problematization of this idea that can be viewed as a recognition of both the disgusting and the interesting, yet it ultimately finds itself inhabiting a no man's land in between these two poles. In it within this step that we are stuck, along with the argument of Deleuze and Guattari.

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