Nietzsche's Naturalism: Philosophy and the Life Sciences in the Nineteenth Century

Nietzsche's Naturalism: Philosophy and the Life Sciences in the Nineteenth Century


This booklet explores Nietzsche's philosophical naturalism in its old context, exhibiting that his place is better understood opposed to the heritage of encounters among neo-Kantianism and the existence sciences within the 19th century. interpreting so much of Nietzsche's writings from the overdue 1860s onwards, Christian J. Emden reconstructs Nietzsche's naturalism and argues for a brand new figuring out of his account of nature and normativity. Emden proposes historic the reason why Nietzsche got here to undertake the location he did; his family tree of values and his account of a will to energy are as a lot motivated via Kantian idea as they're through nineteenth-century debates on teleology, organic features, and theories of evolution. This wealthy and wide-ranging examine may be of curiosity to students and scholars of Nietzsche, the heritage of contemporary philosophy, highbrow background, and heritage of technology.

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