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Introduction: Nietzsche on Naturalism and Normativity

Christopher Janaway and Simon Robertson

in Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583676
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745294 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583676.003.0001
Introduction: Nietzsche on Naturalism and Normativity

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This Introduction offers an overview to the volume's two main themes: naturalism and normativity, as they feature in Nietzsche's philosophical thought. Concerning his naturalism, the Introduction considers why it may be important to read Nietzsche as a naturalist, what his naturalism might involve, and the bearing it has on both his critique of morality and his own positive normative ideal. It then examines some different views about the character of that ideal and explain how a revaluative project like Nietzsche's raises some pressing meta-normative issues that any adequate interpretation must address. With these background materials in place, the Introduction then introduces the chapters comprising the main part of the volume.

Keywords: Nietzsche; naturalism; normativity; meta-normative; revaluation

Chapter.  8885 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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