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Philosophy 231 Name: Megan Michels Instructor: D. Kenneth Brown STUDY QUESTIONS 5: NIETZSCHE'S BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL PARTS 1-5 Due in class Monday, November 30 Answer the questions as your read the text in preparation for class. Bring your answers to class each day ready to modify your initial answers in reference to class discussions. Be ready to ask about any of the questions you have difficulty answering, or to raise other questions inspired by your preparations for class. Bring a hard copy of your answers to class on the due date listed above to receive credit for your work. This set of study questions will be worth a maximum of 5 points, scored according to the following criteria (see the syllabus for more information about study questions): (a) Properly submitting your packet of study questions in person and in class on the day they are due. (b) Properly collecting your packet of study questions on the first day that I return them to the class. (c) Thoughtfully addressing at least 50% of the questions in the packet of study questions. (d) Thoughtfully addressing at least 90% of the questions in the packet of study questions. (e) For each question that you've attempted to answer, properly citing the texts that are relevant to your answer. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil Beyond Good and Evil , one of Friedrich Nietzsche's major works, serves as a good introduction to his philosophy since it lays out most of the main elements developed in his other books. Among his targets in this text are the moral philosophers who rest their views on fundamental conceptions of the nature of reality. Plato and various German philosophers are the chief targets of Nietzsche's attack, but Socrates, Stoics and Utilitarians also number among Nietzsche's enemies on that count. Since Nietzsche rejects moral philosophy that both rests on the assumption of equality and pushes for broadly universal moral principles, Utililitarians get swept up along on the former count, and all the moral philosophers we've read are targets for the second attack. Note that Nietzsche will likely make some claims to shock and provoke his audience, especially concerning religion and women. Also note that our translator, Kaufman, puts special attention on fine points of meaning in the words he uses to render Nietzsche's fine German into English. So, read Kaufman's footnotes and have a dictionary handy (and use it) as you read. Write definitions of words into the margins of your book. Since the text is divided into numbered sections, take note of the relevant section numbers as you answer these questions, and write down any section numbers for texts we examine directly in class. Nietzsche's Preface 1. What error does Nietzsche attribute to Plato? “The worst, most durable, and most dangerous of all dogmatist’s error – namely, Plato’s invention of
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