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Nietzsche's controversial will to power thesis is convincingly rehabilitated in this compelling book. Tsarina Doyle presents a fresh interpretation of his account of nature and value, which sees him defy the dominant conception of nature in the Enlightenment and overturn Hume's distinction between facts and values. Doyle argues that Nietzsche challenges Hume indirectly through critical engagement with Kant's idealism, and that in so doing and despite some wrong turns, he establishes the possibility of objective value in response to nihilism and the causal efficacy of consciousness as a necessary condition of human autonomy. Her book will be important for scholars of Nietzsche's metaphysics, and of the history of philosophy and science more generally.Read more
- Presents a fresh perspective on a controversial aspect of Nietzsche's philosophy, showing how it contributes to debates about naturalism and normativity
- Demonstrates how the will to power thesis provides Nietzsche with the necessary conceptual and metaphysical resources to address the problem of nihilism
- Engages with the influence of Kant and Hume on Nietzsche's account of nature and value
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‘With clarity, verve, and philosophical sophistication, Tsarina Doyle shows that at the core of Nietzsche's thought stands the project of a naturalistic metaphysics. Nietzsche's value pluralism and his conception of a ‘will to power' are rooted in the claim that mind, values, and norms are continuous with, yet irreducible to, the natural world. As such, Nietzsche's naturalistic metaphysics combines central features of Hume's radical naturalism and Kant's transcendental idealism. Drawing on both the history of philosophy and current arguments about nature and normativity, Doyle's book is a major achievement that, once again, highlights Nietzsche's continued relevance to current philosophical debates.' Christian Emden, Rice University, Texas
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- Date Published: March 2018
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781108417280
- length: 248 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 157 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.48kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Introduction: structure of the argument
Nietzsche and Naturalism
1. Nihilism and the Problem of Objective Value: The Kantian Roots to Nietzsche's Fictionalism: The Priority of Art over Science
The Second Argument for Value Fictionalism: The Priority of Science over Art
Non-Cognitivism and Phenomenal Objectivity
2. Value and Objectivity: Value Objectivism
3. The Will to Power as a Response to Kant: Nietzsche's Qualified Praise for Kant's Idealism
The Will to Power as an Alternative to Kant's Synthesis
A Textual and Philosophical Challenge
4. Value and the Will to Power: Nietzsche's Dispositional Account of Value
Dispositions and Normativity
5. The Capacities of the Conscious Mind: The Leibnizean and Kantian background to Nietzsche's Account of the Conscious Mind
Reconstruction of Nietzsche's Argument
The Ubiquity of the Intentional
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