Nietzsche preface-I.6

Nietzsche preface-I.6 - 3-30-03 I) Nietzsche Preface-I.6...

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3.30.3 Nietzsche – Preface-I.6 I) Preface a. We never sought ourselves – we don’t know ourselves i. We’ve misunderstood ourselves because we hold onto handed-down misconceptions and the truth about ourselves might be unappealing form a moral viewpoint (we’re scared to know the ugly truth about our self) 1. So he will trace back the genealogy of morality, in order to show us that concepts of morality often comes from concepts alien to it, shattering the value of these values b. As a boy he believed that God was the “father of evil” i. These types of thoughts turned into questions such as: 1. How did man devise value judgments of good and evil? 2. What value do these judgments possess for man? c. Critique of the value of values – What is the point and purpose of having values i. Instead of just assuming values and arguing them specifically like other philosophers 1. Ex – people always take for granted that the good man is better then the bad man, but what if the good man hinders progress
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHIL 4401 taught by Professor Nagel during the Winter '05 term at CSU Stanislaus.

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