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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche is a German philosopher and the author of "The Genealogy of Morals." He writes this book to express his disagreement with the philosophical positions that his erstwhile friend, Paul Ree, states in his book titled the "Origin of Moral Feelings." However, Nietzsche initially expresses approval and agreement with Ree's book by calling it "clear, tidy and shrewd." Nietzsche is a twenty-eight-year-old professor of philosophy at the University of Basel when the friendship with Ree begins in 1873. Nietzsche compliments Ree's book after it is published in 1877.

Friedrich Nietzsche's relationship with Paul Ree is significant to Nietzsche's "The Genealogy of Morals" for several reasons. Nietzsche is a professor while Ree is a doctoral student in philosophy. Nietzsche is four years older than Ree, and they both serve in the Franco-Prussian war in 1870, but Nietzsche serves as a medic and Ree serves as a soldier. They have two...

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