Nietzsche and modern German thought by Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Ansell-Pearson, Keith;

By Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Ansell-Pearson, Keith; Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

Nietzsche isn't any longer a marginal determine within the learn of philosophy. This choice of especially commissioned essays displays the emergence of a major curiosity among philosophers, sociologists and political theorists. through contemplating Nietzsche's rules within the context of the fashionable philosophical culture from which it emerged, his value in modern notion is subtle and reaffirmed.
smooth German proposal starts with Kant and has hardly ever escaped his effect. it really is with appreciate to this Kantian historical past that this quantity examines Nietzsche. those essays severely give some thought to Nietzsche's relation to Kant and the post-Kantian culture. In wide phrases it really is his relation to the domain names of information, ethics and aesthetics, that's in the course of the 3 Kantian reviews, that Nietzsche's concept is illuminated. this permits a shocking number of parts and questions, either approximately Nietzsche and approximately philosophy to be investigated

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Cf. Hegel, Phenomenology of Mind, trans. Miller, Oxford, 1971, 9–10 (para. ’ Hegel, Philosophy of Mind, trans. Wallace and Miller, Oxford, 1971, 226 (para. 467, Zusatz): ‘The following distinction must be firmly established between Understanding and Reason…’ Hegel, Philosophy of Right, trans. Knox, Oxford, 1952, 11: ‘To comprehend what is, this is the task of philosophy, because what is, is reason. ’ Hegel, Philosophy of Mind, 13 (para. 381, Zusatz). See Hegel, Philosophy of History, trans. Sibree, ed.

As MacIntyre and other writers62 have shown, adherence to a tradition does not consist in acceptance of a body of doctrine whether philosophical, theological, or otherwise, but in a shared and continuing conception of what ‘doctrine’ means and of how doctrines can appropriately be extended and discussed. 63 I hope to have shown that Nietzsche’s concept of the validation of philosophical argument is not only an existential one, but also one which is, precisely, ‘dialectical and historical at once’.

Haldane & Simon, London, 1986, vol. 3, 551–2. g. Nietzsche, Aurora, Werke I, 1053. The consequences of this for the status of philosophical argument in Nietzsche are well brought out by Alasdair MacIntyre: see his Whose Justice? Which Rationality? London, Duckworth, 1988, 368. Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue. A Study in Moral Theory, London, Duckworth, 1985, 221ff. See Edward Shils, Tradition, London, Faber, 1981, especially 12–33. MacIntyre, Whose Justice? , 360. MacIntyre, After Virtue, 216.

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