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Philosophy 231 Name:Megan Michels Instructor: D. Kenneth Brown STUDY QUESTIONS 6: NIETZSCHE'S BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL PARTS 6-9 AND AFTERSONG Due in class Monday, December 7 (the Final Exam session). 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 Part Six: We Scholars 1. How do scholars compare to geniuses? “Compared to a genius – that is, to one who either begets or gives birth , taking both terms in their most elevated sense – the scholar, the scientific average man, always rather resembles an old maid: like her he is not conversant with the two most valuable functions of man .” Page 125 Section 206 2. Why are the genuine philosophers not merely philosophical laborers? “I insist that people should finally stop confounding philosophical laborers, and scientific men generally, with philosophers; precisely at this point we should be strict about giving ‘each his due,’ and not far too much to those and far too little to these.” “It may be necessary for the education of a genuine philosopher that he himself has also once stood on all these steps on which his servants, the scientific laborers of philosophy, remain standing – have to remain standing.” Genuine philosophers are commanders and legislators, knowing is creating, their will to truth is their will to power Page 135 Section 211 3. How would a true philosopher measure greatness, value and rank? Greatness: being capable of being as manifold as whole, as ample as full Value: how much one takes things upon himself, how much he extends his responsibility Rank: how many things one can take upon himself, how far he can extend his responsibility Page 137 Section 212 page 1 of 10
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Philosophy 231 Name:Megan Michels Instructor: D. Kenneth Brown 4. How do many generations labor to prepare the origin of the philosopher? “…every one of his virtues must have been acquired, nurtured, inherited, and digested singly, and
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