Nietzsche’s Questions Concerning the Will to Truth

  title={Nietzsche’s Questions Concerning the Will to Truth},
  author={Scott Jenkins},
  journal={Journal of the History of Philosophy},
  pages={265 - 289}
  • S. Jenkins
  • Published 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Philosophy
By a will to truth Nietzsche understands an overriding commitment, unlimited in scope, to believing in accordance with evidence and argument. I show that the critique of this commitment found in Nietzsche’s later works uncovers the psychological grounds of our modern will to truth and establishes its affinity with distinctively moral commitments. I argue that Nietzsche’s critique nevertheless provides no answer to his question concerning the value of a will to truth in general. Nietzsche’s… Expand
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