Chapter

Justifying the Will to Power

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628070.003.0004
Justifying the Will to Power

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This chapter examines Friedrich Nietzsche's metaphysics by addressing his justification of the will to power. It shows that the attribution of a metaphysics to Nietzsche is both textually and philosophically defensible because the will to power derives from Nietzsche's perspectivism. It discusses Nietzsche's argument that the will to power is a comprehensive perspective that unifies opposing points of view rather than reducing all explanation to one of them.

Keywords: Friedrich Nietzsche; metaphysics; will to power; perspectivism; justification

Chapter.  12418 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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