Discussion: Pharmacokinetics and PharmacodynamicsAs an advanced practice nurse assisting physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, it is important to not only understand the impact of disorders on the….
Choose one of the thinkers whose works we’ve read so far [in weeks 1-3] (Plato/Socrates, Heidegger, Aristotle, Nietzsche, or Martin Buber)
Choose one of the thinkers whose works we’ve read so far [in weeks 1-3] (Plato/Socrates, Heidegger, Aristotle, Nietzsche, or Martin Buber).
Then, based on the thinker you chose, in approximately 500-750 words, answer every part of the corresponding prompt among those below as directly, thoroughly, and precisely as possible, explaining key ideas in your own words and citing evidence from the course’s assigned texts:
Prompt A [Plato/Socrates]:
“In ‘The Apology’, in what sort of activity (or activities) does Socrates encourage his fellow Athenians to engage? For what main reason(s) does he believe (and state) that it is important for them to do so? Explain.
Prompt B [Heidegger]:
“Explain at least one possible misinterpretation of (the nature of) philosophy, according to Heidegger, as discussed in Introduction to Metaphysics. Why is it a misinterpretation, in his view (based on his comments about the nature of philosophy more broadly)?”
Prompt C [Aristotle]:
“What is the purpose (or ‘end’) of a human life, according to Aristotle, as discussed in the Nicomachean Ethics? In his view, for what reasons should we think that it is this purpose and no other? (Along the way, be sure to clarify what makes this ‘end’ unique.)”
Prompt D [Nietzsche]:
“Drawing on ‘Parable of the Madman’, ‘On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense’, and/or Thus Spoke Zarathustra, recount at least one way in which Nietzsche (or his characters) characterizes the problem of modern human existence’s apparent meaninglessness. In response to this diagnosis of the problem, what remedy is proposed?”
Prompt E [Martin Buber]:
Describe at least one obstacle that, according to Buber in “What is man?”, we may run into when attempting to answer the guiding question of (philosophical) anthropology. (Along the way, make sure to clarify what that guiding question is.) What are some steps Buber thinks we should take to avoid this obstacle?
Formatting: 12 point font, double-spaced. Cite appropriately (for any specific, direct attributions of claims to an author) either parenthetically at the end of sentences or in footnotes, indicating abbreviated source title and page number. Direct quotes and close paraphrases (considered together) should comprise no more than 30% of the text of your submission.