John Richardson

in Nietzsche's New Darwinism

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195171037
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786084 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Nietzche's hostile views about Darwin and Darwinism. However, it is argued that this pointed animosity is misleading. Nietzsche appropriates the central idea of Darwinism, and his attacks on Darwinists really express the ways he tries to extend or build beyond it. This Darwinism in four areas of Nietzsche's philosophy is discussed: his biology, metaethics, ethics-politics, and aesthetics. An overview of the subsequent chapters in this book is presented.

Keywords: Darwin; Darwinism; biology; metaethics; ethics-politics; aesthetics

Chapter.  2765 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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