On the Genealogy of Morals Setting & Symbolism

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The University of Basel

The University of Basel is the university at which Friedrich Nietzsche is a professor of philosophy in 1873. During his time there he meets and forms a friendship with Paul Ree, a doctoral candidate in philosophy.

The Franco-Prussian War

The Franco-Prussian War is fought in 1870. This is one of the experiences that Friedrich Nietzsche and Paul Ree share in common. Nietzsche serves in the war as a medical orderly, while Ree serves as a soldier.

Tautenberg

Tautenberg is the location of Nietzsche and Lou Salome's vacation. They spend three weeks there together with Nietzsche's sister Elizabeth as a chaperon. Friedrich falls madly in love with Salome here and later proposes marriage to her through Paul Ree.

Sorrento

Sorrento is the location where Nietzsche records a collection of aphorisms in the winter of 1876-77 that he recalls thinking about much earlier but does not develop. These...

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