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Aesthetics

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/10.1093/0195171039.003.0005
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This chapter begins with a discussion of the “opposition” between beauty and truth, and the way Nietzsche seems to divide his loyalty between them. It then considers Nietzsche's genealogy and argues that Nietzsche wants us to redesign our aesthetic aims once again, by “self selecting” them. This fourth locus of Darwinism in Nietzsche is probably the most surprising of all.

Keywords: beauty; truth; Darwin; Darwinism; genealogy; natural selection

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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