Did Nietzsche want his notes burned? Some reflections on the Nachlass problem

  title={Did Nietzsche want his notes burned? Some reflections on the Nachlass problem},
  author={Jing Huang},
  journal={British Journal for the History of Philosophy},
  pages={1194 - 1214}
  • Jing Huang
  • Published 19 March 2019
  • Psychology
  • British Journal for the History of Philosophy
ABSTRACT The issue of the use of the Nachlass material has been much debated in Nietzsche scholarship in recent decades. Some insist on the absolute interpretative priority of his published writings over those unpublished and suggest that an extensive engagement with the Nachlass is harmful because it is something Nietzsche rejected. To verify this claim, they appeal to the story of Nietzsche asking his landlord in Sils-Maria to burn some of his notes. Since the notes that were ultimately… 
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