Nietzsche's Emerging Internal Realism

Tsarina Doyle

in Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748628070
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652594 | DOI:
Nietzsche's Emerging Internal Realism

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This chapter examines Friedrich Nietzsche's early writings. It argues that his later views regarding the perspectival yet objective character of our knowledge were present in an embryonic form in his early thought, but these views struggled to emerge in the midst of his early immersion in the philosophical frameworks of both Immanuel Kant and Arthur Schopenhauer. It explains that in his 1873 On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense, Nietzsche remained trapped within the appearance/reality distinction though he already had the conceptual resources to overcome it in his 1872 The Birth of Tragedy.

Keywords: Friedrich Nietzsche; knowledge; Immanuel Kant; Arthur Schopenhauer; appearance/reality distinction; truth; The Birth of Tragedy

Chapter.  13672 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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