Nietzsche

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Phil 202


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following does NOT contribute to why Nietzsche believed that the work heretofore done in philosophy had been unable to solve the problem of existence?
    • A. 

      Because it is not reality that philosophical theories display, but the philosophers themselves

    • B. 

      He is suspicious of the central conceptions of philosophy; in them he senses dishonesty and lack of conscience.

    • C. 

      Because philosophy has the “will to power” to create the world in its own image.

    • D. 

      Because, as Kant would say, there are no such things as things-in-themselves; a noumenal world does not exist and therefore the question remains unanswered.

  • 2. 
    Type Zarathustra’s last temptation is pity.  Which of the following best represents Nietzsche’s opinion of pity?here
    • A. 

      Pity leads to respect for others. Pity is an essential characteristic of the Overman.

    • B. 

      Pity is a sign of weakness and self-deception. To show pity is Dionysian.

    • C. 

      Pity is the last, subtlest, most seductive form of no-saying. Pity is the practice of nihilism.

    • D. 

      Pity leads to selfless service. Selfless service is the purpose of the Overman.

  • 3. 
    Nietzsche tries to solve the problem of existence and overcome pessimism with which kind of Greek play?
    • A. 

      Comedy

    • B. 

      Satire

    • C. 

      Tragedy

    • D. 

      Historical

  • 4. 
    For Nietzsche, what is the importance of morality or moral judgment?
    • A. 

      Moral judgment should always be taken literally

    • B. 

      Moral judgment should only occasionally be taken literally

    • C. 

      There are no moral facts at all

    • D. 

      Moral judgment is the most important type of judgment, except for religious judgment.

  • 5. 
    In his search to find a justification of life in a fundamentally meaningless world, Nietzsche concludes that all previous philosophers have been doing all except which of the following:
    • A. 

      Philosophers have been dishonest and lacking in intellectual conscience.

    • B. 

      Philosophers create worlds that satisfy “their heart’s desire” and according to their needs.

    • C. 

      Philosophers pursue an open narrative where they “confess” their own motives.

    • D. 

      What philosophers take as common sense (e.g. that there are things, substances, bodies) are really errors.

  • 6. 
    Nietzsche holds the idea of slaves being powerless and specifically refers to Jews playing a role in this definition. In what way did he view Jews and slavery?
    • A. 

      Nietzsche hated the Jews, and their God which is seen in his statements of “God is dead” and referring to Jews as slaves.

    • B. 

      The idea of slavery was only an issue of good/bad --- that of being beneficial or detrimental to the masters. The Jews brought a sense of morality to slavery --- making slavery inherently evil.

    • C. 

      The Jews changed the definition of poor and servitude to that of goodness and righteousness to assert their own version of power over their masters.

    • D. 

      We are slaves when we are bound to a dogmatic religion such as the Judaism and Christianity.

  • 7. 
    What has our morality turned us into, according to Nietzsche?
    • A. 

      Free will people who are no longer animals.

    • B. 

      Morality brings us the light to the dark.

    • C. 

      We long to be comfortable, easily satisfied, without pain and suffering or happy.

    • D. 

      No one has an equal right to that which morality turns us into so it is not necessary.

  • 8. 
    Which might Nietzsche say sets good music apart?
    • A. 

      Uses rests and silence to cause emphasis and suspense

    • B. 

      It follows the rules of musical harmony

    • C. 

      It improves us for having listened to it.

    • D. 

      You just can't get the tune out of your head.

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