Reviewing for in-Class Exam and Short Paper

Part III. Recent Philosophy:  Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Mill

The in-class exam will count as 10% of your final grade, and the short paper will count as 10% of your final grade.  On the date listed on the syllabus, an in-class exam will be given on class lectures and on the readings.  This exam will be composed of objective sections.  At the time of the exam, you are to turn in your short paper on this material.  (A make-up exam will be given only for highly extenuating circumstances and will be considerably more difficult.)

Objective Exam

The objective portion of the exam will include matching, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and true or false sections.  To review for this portion of the exam be familiar with the topics listed below (shown as overheads in class and available under study guides in course materials on web) and with the reading with which they correlate.

Hegel's "Master-Slave Dialectic"
Marx, Alienated Labor
Nietzsche's The Critique of Morality
Mill, On Liberty

In the overheads and text, be especially familiar with the following:

Hegel's views on self consciousness and the struggle for recognition
Marx's distinctions regarding each of the four forms of alienation
Nietzsche's distinctions between master and slave moralities and critique of philosophy
Mill's views on the liberties individuals should have and on reasons for free expression

Short Paper

The Short Paper will repond to three of the questions below.  Each response is to be approximately 300 words.  Points will be deducted for papers with fewer than 800 total word or more than 1,000 total words.  You are to provide a word count for each response and for the total Short Paper.  In your responses, write in your own words and aim to be accurate, relevant, and clear.