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Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism
Introduction 1. Three Challenges for Ethical Theory 2. Normativity as Inescapability 3. Constitutivism and Self-Knowledge 4. Constitutivism and Self-Constitution 5. Action's First Constitutive Aim:Expand
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Nietzsche's Theory of Mind: Consciousness and Conceptualization
Judging from what has been made of it so far, Nietzsche’s theory of consciousness consists of a number of theses which fit together uncomfortably. According to commentators as diverse as GillesExpand
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The Concept of Unified Agency in Nietzsche, Plato, and Schiller
This paper examines Nietzsche's concept of unified agency. I argue that (1) Nietzschean unity is an account of the distinction between genuine actions and mere behaviors, rather than between free andExpand
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Nietzsche’s Philosophical Psychology
Freud claimed that the concept of drive is " at once the most important and the most obscure element of psychological research. " 1 It is hard to think of a better proof of Freud's claim than theExpand
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Deriving Ethics from Action: A Nietzschean Version of Constitutivism
How can we justify normative claims about what there is reason to do, such as ‘‘there is reason not to lie,’’ or ‘‘you should not murder’’? Lately, a number of philosophers have argued that we canExpand
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Nietzsche and Kant on the Will: Two Models of Reflective Agency
According to the Kantian theory of action, desires do not determine the actions of self-conscious agents. Self-conscious agents have the capacity to check the motivational impulses associated withExpand
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On Homuncular Drives and the Structure of the Nietzschean Self
This article critiques three aspects of Clark and Dudrick’s book. First, I question Clark and Dudrick’s claim that Nietzsche recognizes a distinct will to value. Second, I argue that Clark andExpand
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Fugitive Pleasure and the Meaningful Life: Nietzsche on Nihilism and Higher Values
  • Paul Katsafanas
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the American Philosophical Association
  • 1 September 2015
ABSTRACT: Nietzsche's discussions of nihilism are meant to bring into view an intriguing pathology of modern culture: that it is unable to sustain ‘higher values’. This paper attempts to make senseExpand
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