Perhaps Nietzsches most general criticism of traditional moral philosophy is that philosophers have always tried to justify and lend support to conventional moral values rather than question them. Nietzsche thinks the job of the philosopher is to explain why we have the values that we do and then evaluate those values.

1) What are some of the problems Nietzsche identifies in traditional philosophical approaches to morality?

2) Why does he recommend that philosophers try to think beyond the categories of good and evil?

3) Although you have only just begun to read Nietzsche, where do you find yourself (so far) agreeing with either his identification of problems or his proposals for overcoming those problems?

4) Where do you find yourself (so far) disagreeing with or at least being skeptical of what Nietzsche writes?

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