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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

On Knowing one's Self  

John Perry

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Feb 2011
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May 2011
This article examines issues in resolving the problems concerning personal identity, focusing on how we use the first-person pronoun. It suggests that what we call the self plays a certain ... More

Other people  

Søren Overgaard

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter develops a perceptual solution to the epistemological problem of other minds, relying on central ideas from Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology. The Merleau-Pontian account ... More

The Overman  

Randall Havas

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article develops an interpretation of Nietzsche’s notion of the overman and its links to his conceptions of agency and free will. Nietzsche sees human actions as commitments and ... More

Perception and the First Person  

Christopher Peacocke

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2013
What is it to perceive things as standing in relations to you? Why do you not need to keep track of yourself in perception? What is it to perceive a body part as belonging to you? A ... More

Perception of Pain  

Valerie Gray Hardcastle

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2013
Pain has been used as an example of a simple and easily understandable conscious experience. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that pain is actually quite complex and not well ... More

Substituting the Senses  

Julian Kiverstein, Mirko Farina, and Andy Clark

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2014
Sensory substitution devices are a type of sensory prosthesis that (typically) convert visual stimuli transduced by a camera into tactile or auditory stimulation. They are designed to be ... More

The Themes of Affirmation and Illusion in the Birth of Tragedy and Beyond  

Daniel Came

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
The main theme of Nietzsche’s first published work, The Birth of Tragedy (BT, 1872), is that the affirmation of life requires ‘illusion’ which allows us to cope with the ‘insight into the ... More

Transcendental phenomenology and the seductions of naturalism: subjectivity, consciousness, and meaning  

Steven Crowell

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This paper introduces phenomenology as a distinctive form of transcendental philosophy by exploring a problem that arises with the phenomenological concept of “constitution,” namely, the ... More

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