Nietzsche, Nature, Nurture

@article{Ridley2017NietzscheNN,
  title={Nietzsche, Nature, Nurture},
  author={Aaron Ridley},
  journal={European Journal of Philosophy},
  year={2017},
  volume={25},
  pages={129-143}
}
  • Aaron Ridley
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophy
  • European Journal of Philosophy
Nietzsche claims that we are fated to be as we are. He also claims, however, that we can create ourselves. To many commentators these twin commitments have seemed self-contradictory or paradoxical. The argument of this paper, by contrast, is that, despite appearances, there is no paradox here, nor even a tension between Nietzsche’s two claims. Instead, when properly interpreted these claims turn out to be intimately related to one another, so that our fatedness (and our acknowledgement of our… Expand
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