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    Aeronauts of the Spirit
    In Carol Diethe, Keith Ansell‐Pearson & Rebecca Bamford (eds.), Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, Wiley. 2020.
    This chapter discusses how the final aphorism, 575, of Nietszsche's Dawn, presents a positive vision of humanity as future‐oriented and self‐cultivating. It explores how Nietzsche's vision of humanity as future‐oriented and self‐creating is taken up once again by him in his later writings. In the final aphorism Nietzsche's use of the symbolism of flight is significant. This final aphorism is entitled "We aeronauts of the spirit". As Duncan Large has pointed out, the aeronauts in the aphorism are…Read more
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    Nietzsche on Epicurus and Death
    In Carol Diethe, Keith Ansell‐Pearson & Rebecca Bamford (eds.), Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, Wiley. 2020.
    This chapter examines Nietzsche's remarks on Epicurus in the earlier middle writings, to provide an interpretative framework through which to clarify Nietzsche's thinking on death in Dawn. It considers some points of continuity between Nietzsche's account of death in Dawn and in his later texts. Nietzsche champions Epicurus as a figure who has sought to show mankind how it can conquer its fears of death. The chapter contends that Nietzsche uses Epicurean thinking as a strategy to do his work in …Read more
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    Dawn and the Political
    In Carol Diethe, Keith Ansell‐Pearson & Rebecca Bamford (eds.), Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, Wiley. 2020.
    Nietzsche's wider political thinking has been widely recognized as therapeutic in orientation, as part of its connection to the history of psychology. This chapter examines the remarks that Nietzsche does make with respect to the political in Dawn, focusing on his concern with the effects on humanity of capital and industrial development upon Europeans. It explores his remarks on migration as a therapeutic measure for the workers of Europe and considers some of the problematic claims involved in…Read more
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    This chapter examines the consequences of Nietzsche's campaign against morality for the pursuit of knowledge in philosophy, and specifically, on values and methods of the German Enlightenment. In Dawn, Nietzsche explores how an experimental approach to knowing and to knowledge involves us in adopting different ways of being toward things in the world, as well as toward ourselves and our experiences, and in using associated diverse methods of inquiry. Nietzsche's free‐spirit writings, including D…Read more
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    Nietzsche on Subjectivity
    In Carol Diethe, Keith Ansell‐Pearson & Rebecca Bamford (eds.), Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, Wiley. 2020.
    This chapter clarifies several of the main aspects of Nietzsche's work on subjectivity, self, and drives in Dawn. It shows how Nietzsche's thinking on subjectivity, the self, and drives in Dawn emerges from his affirmation of the Enlightenment spirit, his hope for a new enlightenment, and his critical engagement with morality. The chapter examines the skeptical dimension of Nietzsche's thinking on subjectivity and the self. It points out how Nietzsche criticizes some of common presumptions about…Read more
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    This chapter considers how care of the self is a fundamental part of the task of experimenting with what the ethical, when freed from the constraints of moral fanaticism, might mean. Nietzsche provides a sustained critique of moral fanaticism that carries important implications for contemporary analysis of security. Through his psychological probing of the “fantastical instincts” and of the need for the feeling of power Nietzsche is led to cultivate skepticism about politics in Dawn and to favor…Read more
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    Nietzsche, Mitleid, and Moral Imagination
    In Carol Diethe, Keith Ansell‐Pearson & Rebecca Bamford (eds.), Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, Wiley. 2020.
    This chapter examines Nietzsche's thinking on the concept of Mitleid and discusses the complexities of translating this concept into English in Dawn. It describes how Nietzsche's critical engagement with this concept is importantly dependent on the role of drives in his wider moral psychology. The chapter also examines the role of mood and social transmission of feeling in his critique, arguing that these factors play key roles in Nietzsche's development of a substantial critique of an ethic of …Read more
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    Nietzsche on Religion and Christianity
    In Carol Diethe, Keith Ansell‐Pearson & Rebecca Bamford (eds.), Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, Wiley. 2020.
    This chapter focuses on Nietzsche's analyses of religion and Christianity, as well as a religious figure such as Saint Paul, so as to highlight the character of his critical procedures and the probing manner in which he subjects so‐called “spiritual” phenomena and matters to psychological scrutiny. Nietzsche attempts to develop a purely psychological explanation of the religious states, including the need for salvation, one that will be free of mythology. One prejudice Nietzsche attacks in Dawn …Read more
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    Nietzsche's Campaign Against Morality
    In Carol Diethe, Keith Ansell‐Pearson & Rebecca Bamford (eds.), Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, Wiley. 2020.
    This chapter examines the basis of Nietzsche's campaign against customary morality in Dawn. It consider what problems there are with mounting a successful campaign against morality, and to what extent Nietzsche's campaign against morality leaves room for a positive ethics. The chapter shows that Nietzsche's fundamental concern is that morality as it currently stands is bad for humans. The basic problem with the campaign against morality that Nietzsche pursues in the original aphorisms of Dawn ca…Read more
  • Introduction
    In Carol Diethe, Keith Ansell‐Pearson & Rebecca Bamford (eds.), Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, Wiley. 2020.
    Many of Nietzsche's texts, particularly those that form part of his later writings, have received significant individual attention within English‐speaking Nietzsche studies. This chapter argues that Nietzsche's core critical innovations in Dawn are in identifying why customary morality is a significant problem for humanity, and in developing a sustained critique of this form of morality in order to motivate critical re‐engagement with the ethical. In Dawn, Nietzsche attacks the view that everyth…Read more
  • Index
    In Carol Diethe, Keith Ansell‐Pearson & Rebecca Bamford (eds.), Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Passion of Knowledge, Wiley. 2020.
    The prelims comprise: Half‐Title Page Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Page Table of Contents Acknowledgments Editions of Nietzsche's Writings Used with Abbreviations.
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    A objetividade em Nietzsche
    Cadernos Nietzsche 43 (2): 91-116. 2022.
    In this paper, I aim to clarify the development of Nietzsche’s account of objectivity in his published and authorized works. In the available scholarship, it has been noted that Nietzsche explicitly differentiates between two types of objectivity. What I shall here call type 1 objectivity is the type that Nietzsche often criticizes, namely objectivity as pure disinterested. Type 2 objectivity is the type that Nietzsche refers to in On the Genealogy of Morality as “future ‘objectivity’”. Having c…Read more
  • Letter from the Assistant Editor
    Journal of Nietzsche Studies 36 (1): 86-87. 2008.
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    The Ethos of Inquiry: Nietzsche on Experience, Naturalism, and Experimentalism
    Journal of Nietzsche Studies 47 (1): 9-29. 2016.
    My particular focus in this article is on getting clearer about what Nietzsche’s experimentalism entails. Some immediate resistance may form in response to this proposal, based on my use of the term experimentalism. As Walter Kaufmann has pointed out in a discussion of experimentalism, Nietzsche himself does not discuss his work using this concept; in the original German, Nietzsche uses the terms “Experiment” and “Versuch.”1 In light of this, two main concerns may be raised about my proposal tha…Read more
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    ABSTRACT This article, invited for presentation to the North American Nietzsche Society at the 2020 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, is a commentary on Mark Alfano's 2019 monograph, Nietzsche's Moral Psychology. It critically discusses Alfano's synoptic digital humanities approach and examines the efficacy of two aspects of his argument about Nietzsche's philosophy developed using this methodology: the connection between life and will to power, and the role of …Read more
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    The Relevance of Existentialism
    The Philosophers' Magazine 84 77-81. 2019.
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    Experimentation, Curiosity, and Forgetting
    Journal of Nietzsche Studies 50 (1): 11-32. 2019.
    Bernard Reginster has argued that in "Nietzsche's terminology, 'experimentation [Versuch]' is a paradigmatic exercise of curiosity."1 According to Reginster, the kind of curiosity in question, as far as Nietzsche's concept of the free spirit is concerned, is not the state of knowing or of being certain of the truth of some proposition, but is rather a matter of the activity or process of truth seeking and of inquiry.2 My own view is very similar: I have argued that experimentalism is a form of v…Read more
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    Distributed Survival
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 8 (3): 183-184. 2017.
  • Dawn
    In Paul Katsafanas (ed.), Routledge Philosophical Minds: The Nietzschean Mind, Routledge. pp. 37-52. 2018.
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    Biophysical models of human behavior: Is there a place for logic
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 2 (3): 70-72. 2011.
    We present a two-pronged criticism of Ramos's argument. Our main contention is that the logic of the author’s argument is flawed. As we demonstrate, the author conflates probability with necessity, in addition to conflating free will having causal efficacy with the merely illusory conscious experience of free will; such conflations undermine the claim that individual free will should be both exhibited on a social scale and necessarily cause a particular organized pattern to emerge. In addition, …Read more
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    Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (1): 138-140. 2013.
    Jessica Berry provides the first detailed analysis of whether, and in what sense, Nietzsche was a skeptic (5). Exploring the affinity between Nietzsche’s work and Pyrrhonism in six main chapters, Berry differentiates between modern skepticism, understood as epistemological pessimism or nihilism (33), and Pyrrhonian skepticism as a commitment to continuing inquiry, based on the equipollence of arguments, “roughly equal persuasive weight for and against just about any claim,” and epochē, suspensio…Read more
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    Nietzsche and Ubuntu
    South African Journal of Philosophy 26 (1): 85-97. 2007.
    Here I argue that aspects of Nietzsche's thought may be productively compared with the role played by the concept of ubuntu in talk of cultural renaissance in South Africa. I show that Nietzsche respects and writes for humanity conceived of in a vital sense, thereby imagining a sense of authenticity that may prove significant to talk of cultural renaissance in South Africa. I question the view that Nietzsche is an individualist, drawing on debate between Conway (1990) and Gooding-Williams (2001)…Read more
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    Unrequited
    Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 24 (3): 355-360. 2015.
  • The Nietzsche Diet and Dr Atkins’s Science
    In Lisa Heldke, Kerri Mommer & Cynthia Pineo (eds.), The Atkins Diet and Philosophy, Open Court. 2005.
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    Daybreak
    In Paul C. Bishop (ed.), A Companion to Friedrich Nietzsche: Life and Works, Boydell & Brewer [camden House]. 2012.
    I provide a critical interpretation of Morgenröthe: Gedanken über die moralischen Vorurteile that identifies the key philosophical work done by Nietzsche in this text, as well as presenting the text as a type of medical narrative. I show how Nietzsche engages with three main questions, drawing thematic connections between themes of physical and psychological health and of ethics, in order to develop a foundation for his critical transvaluation project: First, what is the nature of, and relations…Read more
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    Nietzsche's Free Spirit Philosophy (edited book)
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2015.
    A major collection of essays by a panel of leading Nietzsche scholars exploring Nietzsche's philosophy of the free spirit