Merchant of Venice and Nieztsche

Paganism o ambivalence of conversion jessica and

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Unformatted text preview: Christianity vs. Paganism o ambivalence of conversion (Jessica and Lorenzo) o Antony’s intolerance and Shylock’s o hypocrisy of Christians o letter of law and spirit of law ⇒ promise o o o keeping + choice vs will of previous generations Portia + her sisters vs. Jessica + Shylock choice of … (appearance vs. reality) exchange of rings ⇒ Justice vs. mercy or charity ⇒ Portia + feminist “ethic of care” o public/ private distinction Portia figures out how to resolve this Political Theory ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ Nietzsche – Genealogy of Morals: A Polemic o It as an attack on the major traditions of moral thought in the west o In order to get beyond good and evil he must dispel our ideas of the morality of good and evil o Wants us to move on to new moral system o Literally a “genealogy of morals” we must understand history of our morals o Better synonym for what he means is archeology of our moral system, moral standards by which we pass judgm...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course GOVT 117 taught by Professor Richardboyd during the Spring '13 term at Georgetown.

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