Philosophy 101 - Test #2 - Question #4

Philosophy 101 - Test #2 - Question #4 - Test#2 Question#4...

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Test #2 Question #4 Defining morals and justifying them is something that, more often than not, is done without much thought. How is it though, that the very structure or foundation of our lives can be so easily concluded in a matter of moments by any given person. Sure, there will be variations when it comes to the interpretation of such morals, and debates about the relativeness of other morals, but in the end, we all blindly defend our views having not taken on an alternative perspective. Therein lays Nietzsche’s belief in “perspectivism” when it comes to matters of moral truth. Perspectivism is the acknowledgment that there are a plethora of perspectives or scenarios from which a conceived truth or value can be made. With that said, Nietzsche is critical of a slew of different groups of people; from artists, to everyday people, to philosophers. He claims that their supposed “discoveries” are no more than their preconceived notions being portrayed cleverly to “discover” their belief. Continuing on the point of perspectivism, Nietzsche began section two of
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course PHI 101 taught by Professor Koofers during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Suffolk.

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