What exactly is Nietzsche's criticism of the 'English psychologists'?
In the start of Genealogy of Morals, Nietzche states his
disapproval of the English psychologists. He explains that they
claim to be historians of morality, but Nietzche does not agree
What is the distinction between hypothetical and categorical imperatives,
and what role does this distinction play in Section II of Kant's
Kant speaks of both hypothetical and categorical imperatives. When
speaking about categorical imperati
What, according to Plato, is the difference between philosophers and "the
lovers of seeing and listening"? Why does Plato need to explain the nature
of this difference?
In book V of The Republic, Plato explains the difference between
the philosophers and
"Kant writes, 'Moreover, one could not give morality worse counsel than by
seeking to borrow it from examples.' A few pages later, he writes, '.but it
does not occur to anyone to ask whether the principles of morality are to be
sought in our acquaintance
What does Nietzsche mean by 'ressentiment'? What role does it play in the
'slave revolt in morality'? What exactly is it about 'ressentiment' that
Ressentiment is part of Nietzsches argument of good vs. bad
(slave/master argument). W
What, according to Nietzsche, is the origin of the feeling of guilt?
According to Nietzsche, the origin of the feeling of guilt comes
from the similarity found between the words guilt and
debt in the German language. When Nietzche discusses the
"What, according to Aristotle, is a voluntary action, and what is its
relation to decision, deliberation, and wishing, respectively?"
Throughout Book III, Aristotle illustrates the meaning of voluntary
actions. In order to understand voluntary actions, on
"What exactly does Plato say in Republic III about the 'imitations' of poets
and other artists? Why does he think this topic is important, and what might
it suggest about his view of the nature of moral motivation?
MIMESIS: The perfection and imitation of
What exactly does Plato mean by the word 'form'? What, according to Plato,
is the 'form of the good'?
Throughout book V of The Republic, Plato explains the different forms
that exist and the various ways to attain them. In this section of the
Explain the difference between moral law and pure will? How does Kant use
the expression moral law? How is it different from pure will? Explain
the forms and how the would apply to this weeks discussion. Give examples
from the book and from previous class