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Nietzsche's aesthetic critique of Darwin.

  title={Nietzsche's aesthetic critique of Darwin.},
  author={Charles H. Pence},
  journal={History and philosophy of the life sciences},
  volume={33 2},
  • Charles H. Pence
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • History and philosophy of the life sciences
Despite his position as one of the first philosophers to write in the "post-Darwinian" world, the critique of Darwin by Friedrich Nietzsche is often ignored for a host of unsatisfactory reasons. I argue that Nietzsche's critique of Darwin is important to the study of both Nietzsche's and Darwin's impact on philosophy. Further, I show that the central claims of Nietzsche's critique have been broadly misunderstood. I then present a new reading of Nietzsche's core criticism of Darwin. An important… Expand
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