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Biology

John Richardson

in Nietzsche's New Darwinism

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195171037
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786084 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195171039.003.0002
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This chapter presents a precise account of Nietzsche's biology, i.e., his explanation of organisms by those drives and wills. It is argued that we cannot understand Nietzsche's views on our values without seeing first and precisely how he thinks we are animals with drives. And we should only take those views about values seriously, if we have reason to think these foundations might let them be true.

Keywords: organisms; drives; wills; Darwin; Darwinism; values

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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