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    There is a long and successful scholarly tradition of commenting on Nietzsche’s deep affinity for the philosophy of Heraclitus. But scholars remain puzzled as to why he suggested at the end of his career, in Ecce Homo, that the doctrine he valued most, the eternal recurrence of the same, might also have been taught by Heraclitus. This essay aims to answer this question through a close examination of Nietzsche’s allusions to Heraclitus in his first published mention of eternal recurrence in The J…Read more
  • Will to Power and Panpsychism: A New Exegesis of Beyond Good and Evil 36
    In Manuel Dries & Peter Kail (eds.), Nietzsche on Mind and Nature, Oxford University Press. pp. 57-88. 2015.
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    Moral Psychology with Nietzsche by Brian Leiter
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 59 (1): 160-161. 2021.
    Brian Leiter’s second book on Nietzsche brings together ideas and arguments that have already had a significant influence on the field through their earlier formulations in his articles from the past two decades. It is thus indispensable reading for anyone interested in Leiter’s evolving project of showing that Nietzsche has the correct naturalistic approach to issues in moral philosophy and moral psychology. As usual with Leiter’s scholarship, this monograph is extremely clear, densely argued, …Read more
  • Cambridge Critical Guide to Nietzsche's 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. forthcoming.
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    The Dwarf, the Dragon, and the Ring of Eternal Recurrence
    Nietzsche Studien Gesamtregister Bände 1-20 31 91-113. 2002.
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    Nietzsche's Futurism
    Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49 (2): 253. 2018.
    I would like to answer this question about the future of Nietzsche studies with a question about Nietzsche’s studies of the future. From the start of his career, with BT, until the end, with EH, Nietzsche was obsessed with imagining, anticipating, and shaping the future. Why is that? What is it about Nietzsche’s distinctive philosophical orientation that caused him to be so preoccupied in this way?We Nietzsche scholars have spent considerable time and energy dwelling on his historicist convictio…Read more
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    The Priestly Slave Revolt in Morality
    Nietzsche Studien Gesamtregister Bände 1-20 47 (1): 100-139. 2018.
    In this essay I evaluate a new and influential interpretation of Nietzsche’s idea of the slave revolt in morality. This interpretation was first proposed by Bernard Reginster and has since been extended by R. Lanier Anderson and Avery Snelson. Citing textual evidence from Beyond Good and Evil and On the Genealogy of Morality, these scholars have argued for the counterintuitive view that nobles, not slaves, instigated the slave revolt in morality. This is because Nietzsche says that nobles create…Read more
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    Suicide, Meaning, and Redemption
    In Manuel Dries (ed.), Nietzsche on Time and History, Walter De Gruyter. 2008.
  • The Anglo-American Revision of Kant's Epistemology
    Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley. 1991.
    The central aim of this dissertation is to show how, starting in the second half of the nineteenth-century, Anglo-American philosophers were led to revise Kant's epistemology so as to have it reflect their own interest in epistemic justification; and how twentieth-century Anglo-American epistemologists and commentators have inherited, and taken for granted, this reinterpretation. Kant himself, it is argued, had no interest in the question, "How do we justify our claims to knowledge?". Instead, i…Read more
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    Zarathustra Hermeneutics
    Journal of Nietzsche Studies 41 (1): 94. 2011.
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    The Death of Nietzsche's Zarathustra
    Cambridge University Press. 2010.
    In this study of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Paul S. Loeb proposes a fresh account of the relation between the book's literary and philosophical aspects and argues that the book's narrative is designed to embody and exhibit the truth of eternal recurrence. Loeb shows how Nietzsche constructed a unified and complete plot in which the protagonist dies, experiences a deathbed revelation of his endlessly repeating life, and then returns to his identical life so as to recollect this revelatio…Read more
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    The Death of Nietzsche's Zarathustra
    Cambridge University Press. 2010.
    The eternal recurrence of the same. Simmel's critique ; Awareness ; Evidence ; Significance ; Coherence -- Demon or god? Deathbed revelation ; Daimonic prophecy ; Dionysian doctrine ; Diagnostic test -- The dwarf and the gateway. The gateway to Hades ; The dwarf's interpretation ; Zarathustra's cross-examination ; The inescapable cycle ; Crossing the gateway ; No time until rebirth ; The ancient memory ; Midnight swan song -- The great noon. Two conclusions ; Tragic end and analeptic satyr play…Read more
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    Review of Robin small, Nietzsche and Rée: A Star Friendship (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (12). 2005.
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    The Thought-Drama of Eternal Recurrence
    Journal of Nietzsche Studies 34 (1): 79-95. 2007.
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    The Conclusion of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra
    International Studies in Philosophy 32 (3): 137-152. 2000.
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    Nietzsche's Metaphilosophy : The Nature, Method, and Aims of Philosophy (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2019.
    Recent Anglophone scholarship has successfully shown that Nietzsche's thought makes important contributions to a wide range of contemporary philosophical debates. In so doing, however, scholarship has lost sight of another important feature of Nietzsche's project, namely his desire to challenge the very conception of philosophy that has been used to assess his merits as a philosopher. In other words, contemporary scholarship has overlooked Nietzsche's contributions to metaphilosophy, i.e. debate…Read more
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    Is There a Genetic Fallacy in Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals?
    International Studies in Philosophy 27 (3): 125-141. 1995.
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    Editorial Foreword
    Journal of Nietzsche Studies 30 (1): 1-2. 2006.
    The present stage in the development of our society is marked by serious changes in social morality. The building of communism is entering a new stage. The man of the communist future is taking shape and being perfected before our eyes. Under these conditions, the Party - and this was emphasized at its Twenty-Fourth Congress - requires of a worker in the arts a thorough examination of contemporary life and of its hero to the full extent of his talent, and demands that his ethical convictions and…Read more