Nietzsche's Naturalism: Philosophy and the Life Sciences in the Nineteenth Century

Nietzsche's Naturalism: Philosophy and the Life Sciences in the Nineteenth Century


This e-book explores Nietzsche's philosophical naturalism in its historic context, exhibiting that his place is healthier understood opposed to the heritage of encounters among neo-Kantianism and the lifestyles sciences within the 19th century. interpreting such a lot of Nietzsche's writings from the overdue 1860s onwards, Christian J. Emden reconstructs Nietzsche's naturalism and argues for a brand new realizing of his account of nature and normativity. Emden proposes old explanation why Nietzsche got here to undertake the placement he did; his family tree of values and his account of a will to strength are as a lot inspired by way of Kantian idea as they're via nineteenth-century debates on teleology, organic features, and theories of evolution. This wealthy and wide-ranging examine could be of curiosity to students and scholars of Nietzsche, the historical past of recent philosophy, highbrow heritage, and historical past of technological know-how.

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