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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author believes that the philosopher strives to rise above what common thing?

2. The author states that while all philosophers love their truths, the new generation will not be seen as a group of:

3. Nietzsche believes there are attempts being made to divert attention away from what philosopher?

4. In chapter one, Nietzsche introduces the concept of "will to _____."

5. People will often take great pains to hide what is delicate and personal, even if it means which of the following:

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the French Revolution referenced? How does it tie in to philosophy?

2. How does Nietzsche refer to Logicians?

3. What does the author reveal as being a part of one's personal confession?

4. Why does the author claim that philosophers are not honest enough?

5. Why should physiologists think twice before discounting self-preservation?

6. Is there a difference between the moral and intellectual set of philosophies?

7. What is the author's opinion on reality versus self-denial?

8. What is the the "faculty of the suprasensible?" Who coined the term?

9. What is the one thing that every human being craves?

10. A false judgment may not be something that a person's mind objects to outright. What is the theory on false judgments in one's life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author thrives on pointing out the differences in personality and intellect between men and women. Nietzsche has very little, if any, regard for women. Comments regarding women and their tendencies are scathing. Nietzsche carries weight because of his academic standing so many are apt to take on his views without question. In the author's mind, should take no part in any scientific or philosophical undertaking. Examine Nietzsche's opinion of women and how it may color his philosophies. Where do you think these thoughts and feelings come from? Do any of Nietzsche's opinions carry weight with you? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Philosophy in Europe has changed drastically over the past 200 years. Study Nietzsche's concept on philosophy and how it has changed. Were the changes for better or for worse? What did Nietzsche mean when he said that the Europeans of the 20th century have a dangerous curiosity, multiplicity, and possess the art of disguises? If new virtues do exist in modern day Europe, will they be virtues that directly relate to one's most secret inclinations and ardent needs? Or will the virtues be based more on the needs of society as a whole?

Essay Topic 3

Nietzsche states that in order to love one's enemies, one must also learn to despise at the same time. Why is it important to be able to do both? Is to show only love for an enemy a sign of weakness or of true spiritual strength? If it is the former, why should it matter to either party? If it is the latter, then it should only bring enlightenment to the other person. Examine this theory and express your opinion on both sides of both issues.

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