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Beholding Nietzsche: , Fate, and Freedom  

Christa Davis Acampora

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
Ecce Homo offers Nietzsche’s own interpretation of himself, his thoughts, and his works. This article analyzes how the text bears on his ideas about agency, fate, and freedom. ... More

Being, Becoming, and Time in Nietzsche  

Robin Small

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article examines Nietzsche’s thoughts about becoming and being, and how these are at odds with both knowledge and life. It discusses how Nietzsche addresses this problem, beginning ... More

The Bodily Senses  

J. Brendan Ritchie and Peter Carruthers

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2013
This chapter focuses on three broad systems of bodily perception: interoception, the vestibular system, and proprioception. We argue that they constitute (collections of) sense modalities, ... More

Causal Theories of Knowledge and Perception  

Ram Neta

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Nov 2009
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Jan 2010
This article first surveys those ‘causal theories of perception’ that attempt to explain what it is for someone to perceive an external thing. Then it surveys the other ‘causal theories of ... More

Eternal Recurrence  

Paul S. Loeb

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article shows that Nietzsche’s published presentations endorse the cosmological truth of eternal recurrence and that they indicate how belief in this truth can be supported with ... More

Free Will, Fundamental Dualism, and the Centrality Of Illusion  

Saul Smilansky

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This article's view is unusual among contemporary views of free will. It is defined by two radical theses. The first, Fundamental Dualism, says that we can and should be both ... More

The Gay Science  

Christopher Janaway

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article examines one of Nietzsche’s most important works, The Gay Science (Die fröhliche Wissenschaft). The book’s title reflects its ambition to handle painful truths, arrived at by ... More

The Makropulos Case RevisitedReflections on Immortality and Agency  

Connie Rosati

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter analyzes the issue of immortality in the opera “The Makropulos Case” and reviews Bernard Williams's essay inspired by the opera, which argues against immortality. It suggests ... More

Nietzsche on Autonomy  

R. Lanier Anderson

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article explores various conceptions of Nietzsche’s thoughts on autonomy. It distinguishes six main interpretive approaches, each with its own conception of autonomy: (1) autonomy as ... More

Nietzsche’s Illness  

Charles Huenemann

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article examines how Nietzsche’s illness bears on his philosophical ideas. It demonstrates that the long-standard explanation for Nietzsche’s dementia—syphilis—is almost certainly ... More

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